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Prime Minister praises two-way partnership with Oman

Prime Minister David Cameron has praised the two-way partnership Britain shares with Oman in areas such as technology, security and trade.

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Speaking at BP’s headquarters in Muscat on the final leg of his visit to the Gulf region, Mr Cameron said he was proud to celebrate the extraordinary achievements of British technology in Oman.

The Prime Minister also praised the “huge British investment in Oman” helping to build the Oman Parliament, the Omani Opera House and the Oman National Museum.

Mr Cameron stressed the partnership was two-way and said the relationship could “only go from strength to strength”.

“A partnership where we work together, where there is huge British investment into Oman but also great Omani investment into Britain and we want to encourage that investment to take place.

And I’m extremely pleased that already exports have doubled over the last five years and we have ambitious plans to make sure that the two-way trade and the two-way investment continues”.

Following his visit to BP, the Prime Minister toured the Grand Mosque in Muscat where he met with students from its Islamic Institute.

Oman is the final country in the Prime Minister’s visit to the Gulf. Earlier this week, he visited Egypt, Kuwait and Qatar accompanied by a delegation of business leaders.

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Published 24 February 2011