Oman, Brunei seek to forge closer ties

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Muscat-International-AirportOman is keen to establish air connectivity with Brunei to increase business activities between the two countries, according to the outgoing ambassador of Oman to Brunei, Sayyid Fakhri Mohamed Said Al Said.

Noting that Brunei has recently expanded and upgraded its airport, said “it will be very good” for Dubai-bound carriers from Bandar Seri Begawan to have stopovers in Muscat, which is also in the midst of expanding its international airport.

“Now you’ve expanded your airport and we are also expanding our airport. For business and investment, it will be very good to have at least stop over to Oman on their way to Dubai,” he told the Brunei Times at a farewell luncheon hosted for him by foreign missions in Brunei on October 6.

Brunei’s flag carrier, Royal Brunei Airlines, flies direct to London with stopovers in Dubai but could afford to have short layoffs in Oman, he said.

He added that Oman was also keen to be involved in the Pulau Muara Besar port project although there are no concrete plans at the moment.

“There is interest in Pulau Muara Besar, but we have not specified which one. But in the future, we will know,” he said.

“Oman has always been interested in investment outside the country. And they will invest especially in Brunei because we have this joint-investment company. So they always have interest to allocate something that will benefit both countries.”

The Oman-Brunei Investment Company is co-funded by the Brunei Investment Agency and has investments in Muscat’s telecommunications sector.

Brunei and Oman on October3  renewed a bilateral agreement to facilitate the exchange of information and media personnel between the countries.

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Oman is keen to establish air connectivity with Brunei to increase business activities between the two countries, according to the outgoing ambassador of Oman to Brunei, Sayyid Fakhri Mohamed Said Al Said.

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Muscat-International-AirportOman is keen to establish air connectivity with Brunei to increase business activities between the two countries, according to the outgoing ambassador of Oman to Brunei, Sayyid Fakhri Mohamed Said Al Said.

Noting that Brunei has recently expanded and upgraded its airport, said “it will be very good” for Dubai-bound carriers from Bandar Seri Begawan to have stopovers in Muscat, which is also in the midst of expanding its international airport.

“Now you’ve expanded your airport and we are also expanding our airport. For business and investment, it will be very good to have at least stop over to Oman on their way to Dubai,” he told the Brunei Times at a farewell luncheon hosted for him by foreign missions in Brunei on October 6.

Brunei’s flag carrier, Royal Brunei Airlines, flies direct to London with stopovers in Dubai but could afford to have short layoffs in Oman, he said.

He added that Oman was also keen to be involved in the Pulau Muara Besar port project although there are no concrete plans at the moment.

“There is interest in Pulau Muara Besar, but we have not specified which one. But in the future, we will know,” he said.

“Oman has always been interested in investment outside the country. And they will invest especially in Brunei because we have this joint-investment company. So they always have interest to allocate something that will benefit both countries.”

The Oman-Brunei Investment Company is co-funded by the Brunei Investment Agency and has investments in Muscat’s telecommunications sector.

Brunei and Oman on October3  renewed a bilateral agreement to facilitate the exchange of information and media personnel between the countries.

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