India, Oman ready to support each amid Covid-19 crisis

India, Oman ready to support each amid Covid-19 crisis

New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) India and Oman on Tuesday agreed to provide “possible support” to each other as the Covid-19 pandemic has created havoc across the globe.

In a telephonic conversation on Tuesday morning, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Oman’s Sultan Haitham bin Tarik discussed the health and economic challenges posed by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, and the steps being taken by their respective countries to respond to them, a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office said.

“They agreed that both countries would extend all possible support to each other in dealing with the crisis.”

The Omani ruler assured the Prime Minister Modi about the safety and well-being of the Indian community in Oman in the present situation and also thanked him for the recent support provided by Indian government to Omani citizens in India.

Modi reiterated his condolences for the demise of HM Late Sultan Qaboos and conveyed his best wishes for Sultan Haitham’s reign, and for the peace and prosperity of the people of Oman. He stressed that India regards Oman as a very important part of its extended neighbourhood.

In a similar telephonic conversation with his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison on Monday, Modi agreed on the “importance of bilateral experience sharing”.

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