Oman Foreign Affairs Minister meets Vice-President Ansari

| Updated: Apr 04, 2017 01:21 IST

New Delhi [India], Apr. 3 (ANI): Foreign Affairs Minister of Oman Yousuf Bin Alawi Bin Abdullah met Vive-President Mohammed Hamid Ansari on Monday in New Delhi. The Oman Foreign Affairs Minister earlier in the day also met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the national capital. Abdullah earlier in the day held a delegation-level talk with his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj. The two ministers discussed bilateral and regional issues in the meeting, the details of which were not known immediately. "Meeting a close partner from Muscat. EAM @SushmaSwaraj met HE Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, Oman's Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs," tweeted Gopal Baglay, Spokesman of India's foreign ministry. Abdullah arrived in the Indian capital of New Delhi last night. Abdullah had earlier visited India in February and June 2014 for which Swaraj paid a return visit to the Sultanate of Oman from 17-18 February 2015. India has vital stakes in the security and stability of the Gulf region which hosts about 7 million Indians. Also, the Gulf countries are the source of two-third of India's crude oil requirements and form the largest trading regional block for India accounting for about a quarter of our global trade. Recently, the two countries held 14-day joint military exercise in northern Himachal Pradesh state of India. (ANI)

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