OMAN EXPRESSES INTEREST IN PIDF
Ambassador Robin Nair recently presented his credentials to His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said, Sultan of Oman, as Fiji’s first ambassador (non-resident) to the Sultanate.
Earlier Ambassador Nair met with the H.E. Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs of the Sultanate, and H.E. Sayyid Badr Secretary General of the Oman Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Secretary General Badr acknowledged Fiji’s Leadership roles at the United Nations and among the Pacific Small Islands Developing States (PSIDS).
He expressed interest in the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) and explained to Ambassador Nair the role of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) for Regional Cooperation. IORA has a membership of 20 Indian Ocean Rim Countries, including the island nations of Mauritius, Seychelles, Comoros, Madagascar, Sri Lanka and Singapore. It is headquartered in Mauritius. He said that Oman will consult the UAE, another member, to jointly invite PIDF to take up observer status in IORA.
Ambassador Robin Nair presented his credentials to His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said, Sultan of Oman
(Source Times of Oman)