Prime Minister’s official visit to Oman may open doors to yet another market


2015 01 30

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On Monday, 2nd February, the Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius is leaving on an official visit to the Sultanate of Oman to meet with the Deputy Prime Minister of the Minister Council of the Sultanate of Oman, Sayyd Fahad Mahmoud Al-Said, as well as with the Sultanate’s Ministers of Health, Foreign Affairs, Transport and Communications, and the Chairman of the Upper House of Parliament, Yahya Mahmoudh Al-Mantrhri. During the visit, documents on bilateral cooperation will be signed and bilateral business meetings will take place.

“Now that the Lithuanian business is looking for new markets, new destinations acquire particularly great value, and Sultanate of Oman is one of them. Lithuania sees Oman as its strategic partner for cooperation in the Gulf region in the fields of IT, food, healthcare, education, logistics and other industries, as well as the bilateral cooperation in the areas of culture, tourism, education and science”, said the Prime Minister.

The Prime Minister intends to invite Oman investors to explore Lithuania’s potential, as well as to make a presentation of Lithuania’s advantages to the business community of the Sultanate of Oman. In this task, the Prime Minister will be assisted by Minister of Economy, Evaldas Gustas, and Managing Director of Enterprise Lithuania, Mantas Nocius.

Prime Minister has made a number of successful visits to foreign countries to promote economic cooperation and international trade and exports. After the visit to the U.S., the Food Safety and Inspection Service of the United States Department of Agriculture officially published a bill regulating the import of Lithuanian meat and meat products. The public deliberations will end on 17 February 2015, it will later be followed by observations and comments, and uploaded on the Federal Register, which will mark the entry into force of the permission for the Lithuanian meat imports to the US. Also, a ritual animal slaughter law was passed opening the way for meat products to the Islamic markets.