Muscat, 8 July 2022 (TDI): The Head of the Civil Aviation Authority of Oman, Nayef bin Ali Al-Abri, met the Ambassador of the Netherlands to Oman, Stella Kloth, on Thursday.

The Civil Aviation head and the Ambassador discussed ways to enhance cooperation in the aviation sector and business investment opportunities for the Netherlands in Oman.

In addition, a joint cooperation between the two countries on climate adaptation, technical support, and capacity building was also discussed.

Oman and Netherlands had previously explored means of setting up joint ventures in green hydrogen, ports infrastructure, and logistics. The dignitaries also talked about exploring ways to boost volumes of trade exchange while highlighting the business climate in both countries.

Oman-Netherlands bilateral relations

The Netherlands and Oman enjoy a longstanding trade partnership. While the bilateral cooperation has been going on for many years, it particularly strengthened in 2017 with the establishment of the Oman-Netherlands Task Force on Water.

Since then, both sides have had numerous follow-up meetings, and exchanges of ideas and recommendations. This offers new business and investment opportunities to the Dutch water sector.

The Task Force on Water has come together to strengthen the relationship on the water for both sides and to explore cooperation opportunities in the water sector.

Stella Kloth in an interview in 2019 said, “Our Omani counterparts value the integrated approach to water challenges adopted by the Dutch, like in the Delta Programme.”

“Sharing knowledge on preventing and controlling drought is an interesting exercise for Dutch too as the Netherlands is experiencing severe droughts again and has a growing need to move to new solutions too”, she added.