Prime Minister Narendra
Modi on Monday 12 February 2018 pitched India as an attractive destination to
Mr Modi said this in his meeting with around 70 business delegates of Oman in
capital Muscat, on the final day of his visit to West Asia and the Gulf.
External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said in a tweet that
during the meeting the Prime Minister also complemented the expanding strategic
partnership between India and Oman.
AIR correspondent, covering the Prime Minister’s visit reports, after meeting
the business delegates, Mr Modi held talks with Oman’s Deputy Prime Minister
for International Relations and Co-operation Affairs, Sayyid Asa’ad bin Tariq
Al Said and Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministers, Sayyid Fahd bin
Mr Modi discussed with the two leaders intensification of bilateral
co-operation in areas of mutual interest.
The Prime Minister also visited the famous Shiva Temple of Muscat and the Grand
The Shiva temple was constructed by the Merchant community from Gujarat settled
in Muscat centuries ago.
The temple is originally 100 years old but it was renovated in 1999 for
devotees to worship.
Mr Modi also went to the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, which is the country’s
The mosque took six years to build and was completed in 2001. It covers a
massive area and can hold upto 20,000 worshippers.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister has left for home from Muscat after concluding his
4-day visit to West Asia and the Gulf.