Oman: The trade exchange between the Sultanate of Oman and Türkiye is experiencing continuous growth, reaching nearly $2 billion in 2022, according to a statement issued by ONA. The volume of trade between the two nations has been steadily increasing since 2017.
Ambassador Muhammet Hekimoğlu of the Republic of Türkiye to the Sultanate of Oman emphasized the significant increase in cooperation between the two friendly countries over the past ten years. Their partnership is based on common interests across various fields and aims to support and strengthen relations to meet the aspirations of both nations.
Moreover, Ambassador Hekimoğlu revealed ongoing efforts to establish a Turkish industrial zone in the Special Economic Zone at Duqm. This initiative aims to generate employment, income, and export opportunities for both countries, significantly impacting bilateral relations.
The Turkish side values investing in the Special Economic Zone at Duqm, given the stimulating investment environment provided by the Sultanate of Oman.
Additionally, both countries are actively increasing cooperation and exchanging experiences and working to explore trade and investment opportunities, seeking solutions to obstacles hindering the flow of commerce and investment.
Ambassador Hekimoğlu extended an invitation to Turkish businessmen to visit Oman and participate in exhibitions there. Notably, the Sultanate of Oman currently hosts around 35 Turkish companies in the contracting and engineering sector, with projects worth $7 billion.
In the field of tourism, the number of Omani tourists visiting Türkiye exceeded 130,000 in 2022. Both countries have submitted a request to waive visa requirements, anticipated to be approved soon.
Furthermore, the ambassador expressed gratitude for the aid provided by the Sultanate of Oman to areas affected by a recent earthquake in Türkiye. He commended Oman’s National Search and Rescue Team for their remarkable efforts in search and rescue operations and for assisting those impacted by the disaster.