Oman Participates in Raisina Dialogue in New Delhi
New Delhi, 3 Mar (ONA) —- The Sultanate of Oman, represented by the Foreign Ministry, took part in Raisina Dialogue, within the framework of Oman’s participation in G20 meetings being held at the Indian capital, New Delhi.
Oman’s delegation was represented in the dialogue by Sayyid Badr Hamad Al Busaidi.
Sayyid Badr spoke at a panel discussion entitled "A Region of Opportunities: From the Mediterranean to the Arabian Sea" that addressed challenges and opportunities of the region with regard to energy dynamics, climate change, and regional and international cooperation.
In his speech, Sayyid Badr highlighted the geopolitical importance of the Middle East region. He also touched on the lucrative opportunities for the region and the world as a result of the transition process from an economy that relies on fossil energy sources of oil and gas to a modern economy that relies on renewable and clean energy. These promising opportunities, the minister explained, can be utilized through constructive cooperation among various countries, organizations and research institutions.
Sayyid Badr underscored the importance of intensifying international efforts to tackle climate change related challenges to reduce carbon emissions, invest in renewable energy and green hydrogen, and encourage innovation in this regard to spur growth and stability. He called on everyone to take advantage of the great and promising opportunities provided by the renewable energy sector and Oman’s welcome to cooperate in this side. He also highlighted the facilities Oman offers to attract renewable energy related investments.
The dialogue was attended by Issa Saleh Al Shibani, Ambassador of the Sultanate of Oman to the Republic of India, Pankaj Khimji, Advisor for Foreign Trade and International Cooperation at the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Investment Promotion (Chief Coordinator for the participation of the Sultanate of Oman in the G20 meetings), Khalid Hashil Al Muselhi, Head of the Minister’s Office Department and officials.