Oman Named SPIEF 2024 Guest Country

Oman Named SPIEF 2024 Guest Country

Ambassador of the Sultanate of Oman to the Russian Federation Hamood bin Salim Al Tuwaih confirmed his country’s guest status at SPIEF during a meeting with Advisor to the President of the Russian Federation Anton Kobyakov.

“Despite the current geopolitical situation, Russia continues to develop mutually beneficial relations with the Arab world. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the participation of Arab leaders in SPIEF, the Russia–Africa Summit, and high-level summits in the UAE and Saudi Arabia. In recent years, Qatar, Egypt, and the UAE have all served as guest countries at SPIEF, and in 2024 this honor is being conferred upon the Sultanate of Oman. I have no doubt that Oman’s participation in SPIEF will spark an increase in trade and economic relations between our countries and make it possible for Forum participants and local residents to learn more about the venerable history, traditions, and culture of Oman,” Kobyakov said.

Partner country status at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum includes a whole range of business and cultural programme events. During the meeting, the parties discussed issues related to preparing for the event and strategies for how to most effectively position Oman within SPIEF 2024.

“Mutual interest testifies to the new chapter we opened on business co-operation last year and the new phase of political dialogue we’ve entered into, one that was already based on trust. Oman’s participation in SPIEF as guest country will serve as an opportunity for us to establish direct contact between Omani and Russian companies, build up mutual trust, find common ground, and chart new paths for strategic co-operation,” Hamood bin Salim Al Tuwaih said.

The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum is scheduled to take place in St. Petersburg on 5–8 June. The event is being organized by the Roscongress Foundation.

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