Mpumalanga Premier Mabuza's official visit to Oman
The Premier of Mpumalanga province Mr. David Mabuza has just completed a highly successful official visit to the Sultanate of Oman on 22-27 September 2011.
He was accompanied by the MEC for Agriculture, Rural Development and Land Administration Candith Mashego-Dlamini; the MEC for Economic Development, Environment and Tourism Norman Mokoena and senior government officials.
The main purpose of the visit was to establish economic and trade relations between the Mpumalanga province and the Governate of Muscat which is the capital city and a province of Oman.
Premier Mabuza and his delegation were warmly received by Sayyid Saud bin Hilal al Busaidy, Minister of State and Governor of Muscat.
The meeting explored trade and investment opportunities between the two Provinces; identified areas of cooperation in agriculture, tourism and industrial development and to strengthen social and cultural ties between the people of Mpumalanga and the people of Oman.
During the visit the delegation also held high powered discussions with chief executive officers of the Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI); Oman Centre for Investments Promotion and Export Development (OCIPED) and also visited Sohar Free-zone development project in the north of Muscat.
The two parties expressed hope and confidence that this newly established bilateral relationship will bear the necessary fruit.
The Premier thanked the hosts for their warm hospitality.
Embassy of Oman in SA