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Modi in Oman LIVE Updates: PM prays at Shiva temple in Muscat, visits Grand Mosque

PM Narendra Modi, who arrived in Oman from UAE, had an exhaustive Sunday, addressing the Indian community in Muscat and signing eight agreements, including one pertaining to military cooperation, with Oman’s Sultan Qaboos.

PM Narendra Modi signed eight agreements, including one pertaining to military cooperation, with Oman’s Sultan Qaboos. (Source: MEA/Twitter)

On the last day of his West Asia tour, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday met industry leaders of the Gulf and West Asia region at the India-Oman business meeting in Muscat and visited a Shiva temple and the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, which is the biggest mosque in Oman. At the India-Oman business meet, Modi pitched India as an attractive destination to do business and spoke on the investment opportunities in the country. Modi, who arrived in Muscat on Sunday from Dubai on the last leg of his three-nation tour, also met Deputy Prime Minister for International Relations and Cooperation Affairs of Oman, Sayyid Asa’ad bin Tariq Al Said.

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The two leaders discussed intensification of bilateral cooperation in areas of mutual interest, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted. “Four countries in 4-days strengthening our footprint in Gulf and West Asia! PM @narendramodi begins Day 4 with business – Oman-India Business Meet in Muscat. Pitching India as an attractive destination to do business, complementing our expanding strategic partnership,” Kumar said.

PM Modi also visited a 125-year-old Shiva Temple in Muscat, one of the oldest in the region, and offered prayers. It was constructed 125 years ago by the merchant community from Gujarat. The PM also posed for group photos with the temple administration officials and the Indian community members.

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