New Tasks for the New Embassy

On April 22, Uzbekistan and Oman marked the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between them. The visit of a delegation from the Sultanate of Oman to Tashkent was timed to coincide with this date.

The head of the delegation, Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Badr bin Hamad Al Busaidi, attended bilateral negotiations in Uzbekistan. The key meeting was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov and the Secretary General exchanged congratulations on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations. The negotiators stressed the mutual interest in expanding cooperation in many areas and the availability of capacities essential for that. These issues will be at the heart of the activity of the Uzbek Embassy due to open soon in Muscat.

Within the framework of the visit, the fifth round of Uzbek-Omani interministerial political consultations took place, during which the diplomats substantively discussed key issues in the bilateral agenda in the context of shared desire to strengthen cooperation across various fields. Particular attention was paid to interaction in the transport and communication sector with an emphasis on launching the mechanisms of the transport corridor Uzbekistan-Turkmenistan-Iran-Oman.

The parties to talks underscored with satisfaction the bright symbol of bilateral ties in the cultural and humanitarian sphere – the new building of Abu Rayhan Beruni Institute of Oriental Studies under the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan, whose construction and equipment are being completed with the financial and advisory assistance of Oman.

The laying of the first stone took place back on 15 September 2015, and exactly a year later the building was ready for commissioning. It is built in the style of Uzbek and Omani architecture. All used building materials are of local production, and only marble was imported from Oman.

Ambassador of Oman in Uzbekistan Mohamed Al-Lawati: Manuscripts stored in the library are valuable for not only the Uzbek people, but the entire world, thus the rare works collected there are included in the Memory of the World list.