Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarf will tour Pakistan and Oman to convey Iran`s deep concern about the humanitarian plight in Yemen due to the Saudi-led air raids, foreign ministry spokesperson Marzieh Afkham said on Tuesday.
An Omani court jailed a prominent activist for three years on Sunday for a range of offences including undermining the state, a charge a newspaper said was related to an open letter to U.S. President Barack Obama about human rights in the country.
Strengthening maritime security and trade among Indian Ocean rim countries will be the focus of a 3-day international conference to be inaugurated by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj here on March 20.
The Gulf Cooperation Council reiterated its support Wednesday for Yemen`s beleaguered president against the Shi'ite militia that holds Sana'a, as militiamen opened fire to disperse thousands of his backers demonstrating in the capital.
Keen to bolster its strategic ties with India, oil-rich Oman has invited Indian industries to establish more joint ventures in sectors like finance, insurance, engineering and telecom as the "politically stable" Gulf nation sought to diversify its economy.
India on Wednesday told Oman there was "multiplicity of opportunities" to step up bilateral ties including as a supplier of natural gas even as External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said more reforms will be unveiled in the coming days to attract foreign investment.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, on her first official visit to oil-rich Oman, Wednesday met her counterpart and reviewed bilateral political, economic, defence and security issues as well as the regional situation.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today said that she will raise the issue of 11 Indians - currently in jails in Oman - during her meetings with the oil-rich Gulf nation's top leadership tomorrow.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Tuesday praised the Indian community in Oman for their hard work and said the welfare of the large Indian diaspora, especially in the Gulf, is one of the top priorities of the Narendra Modi government.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj arrived here on Tuesday on her first official visit to Oman for talks with the oil-rich Gulf nation's top leadership and review bilateral political, economic, defence and security issues as well as the regional situation.