Commerce, Energy and Tourism Minister Giorgos Lakkotrypis has just completed a series of meetings in Oman on cooperation opportunities in several fields.
Lakkotrypis had separate meetings with his counterparts of Oman: the Minister of Oil and Gas Dr Mohammed bin Hamad bin Seif Al Rumhi, Tourism Ahmed bin Nasser bin Hamad al Mehrizi, and Commerce and Industry, Ali bin Masoud bin Ali Al Sunaidy.
During his meeting with the minister of oil and gas, Lakkotrypis discussed ways to cooperate in the fields of renewable energy and natural gas. Dr Al Rumhi expressed his interest in investing in Cyprus, specifically as regards the exploration and exploitation of natural gas.
He also expressed the readiness of his ministry to help with an exchange of visits and expertise and asked for the assistance of Lakkotrypis in the field of renewable energy, a field where Cyprus has rexperience.
With the minister of tourism Lakkotrypis discussed issues of common interest. They also discussed the prospect of an air connection with Oman as well as the possibility of signing an agreement on tourism.
With the commerce and industry minister, Lakkotrypis discussed ways of improving trade relations between the two countries and they agreed to start exchanging trade missions soon.
Lakkotrypis also participated in an event organised in his honor by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Oman, during which he presented to Oman’s entrepreneurs with current opportunities for investments, trade and business partnerships in Cyprus.
The visit was part of an advance party in preparation for a visit there by President Nicos Anastasiades.