New ambassador of the Sultanate of Oman accredited |19 May 2021
The new ambassador of the Sultanate of Oman to Seychelles, Ali Abdullah Salim Al Mahruqi, presented his credentials to President Wavel Ramkalawan yesterday morning at State House.
Ways of strengthening and developing further the good relations between Oman and Seychelles, the blue economy, fishing, investment and cooperation in tourism were among some of the topics discussed by Ambassador Mahruqi and President Ramkalawan.
“We would like to see the cooperation between Oman and Seychelles in the ports, transportation including air transportation as we want to see Oman Air come here and we also want to cooperate in tourism as we are trying to develop our tourism sector. With Seychelles being very well advanced in this sector, we will see how we can cooperate,” Ambassador Mahruqi said, noting that he hopes for an exchange of ideas related to tourism between agreed partners, our tourism department and the college of tourism in Oman.
Ambassador Mahruqi stated that during his visit in the country he will call on senior ministers, business people and the Seychelles Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI), including a visit to the Indian Ocean Tuna Canning factory, to see what opportunities are available for investment in the country.
Speaking on the Covid-19 pandemic, Ambassador Mahruqi, who is on his first visit in the country, said that the best way to fight the pandemic is to follow the guidelines and protocols of the World Health Organisation (WHO).
“I am very happy that I was here to present my credentials and I like Seychelles very much,” Ambassador Mahruqi said, noting that he was happy to be ambassador of his country to Seychelles.
Present during his credential ceremony were the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Tourism, Sylvestre Radegonde; principal secretary in the Foreign Affairs department, Ambassador Vivianne Fock Tave; and the honorary consul of the Sultanate of Oman in Seychelles, Frank Hoareau.
Ambassador Mahruqi is based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.