Prime Minister Narendra Modi held wide-ranging talks with the Sultan of Oman on Monday as the two sides signed eight agreements, including pacts on cooperation in the field of defence, health and tourism.
Modi addressed the Indian diaspora at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex in Oman’s capital Muscat.
PM Modi attended a meeting with Omani CEOs at the India-Oman business meet. He visited the Shiva temple in Muscat and the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque .
The Prime Minister also held meetings with the deputy prime ministers of Oman – Sayyid Fahad and Sayyid Asad.
This was the first prime ministerial visit to that Gulf nation in 10 years since the visit of then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in 2008.
The temple is located in the Matrah area of Old Muscat, near the Sultan’s Palace and was constructed by the merchant community from Gujarat around 125 years ago. It was subsequently renovated in 1999.