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Oman Celebrates 40th National Day in Seoul
Oman Amb. Mohamed Al-Harthy Hosts Reception
Oman Ambassador to South Korea Mohamed Al-Harthy (5th from right) poses with other dignitaries at its national day reception.

Oman Ambassador to South Korea Mohamed Al-Harthy hosted a reception on Nov. 18, 2009 on the occasion of its 40th National Day.

With this dinner reception Embassy of the Sultanate of Oman in Seoul celebrated the beginning of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said's leadership on that day in 1970 and the start of the Renaissance of Oman.

Held at 6:30 p.m. at the Lotte Hotel in downtown Seoul the reception attracted a host of guests from all sectors of South Korea.

Scores of top foreign envoys and their spouses were also invited to the dinner reception which lasted into the evening.

Oman Ambassador to South Korea Mohamed Al-Harthy (6th from left) poses with other dignitaries at its national day reception.

UAE Amb. Abdulla Mohammed Al-Maainah and Mrs. Aida Al-Maainah were among the foreign ambassadors.

A variety of business exchanges has been on the rise between South Korea and the Sultanate of Oman since the diplomatic establishment in 1974.

It was 1976 that South Korean Embassy was set up in Oman. Oman Embassy was opened in Seoul in 1984.

Oman set up diplomatic ties with North Korea in 1992.

Wives of top foreign envoys at Oman national day reception

An aviation agreement was signed between South Korea and Oman in 1983. An agreement of cultural exchanges was inked in 1994 and the agreement was renewed in 2001.

A South Korea-Oman investment agreement was reached in 2003. Three years later an agreement on avoiding double taxation was inked.

Oman imports from South Korea automobiles and auto parts, electronic goods, construction machinery, and steel products.

South Korea's main import items from Oman are crude oil and liquefied national gas (LNG).

To South Korea Oman is the 6th major country in crude oil import and the second major country in LNG import.

Many large South Korean businesses are currently in operation in the Sultanate of Oman. They include Korea Gas Corporation, Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Company, and GS-Caltex Corporation.

Hundreds of South Koreans are now work and live in the land of the Sultanate of Oman.

For details or inquiries contact the Embassy of the Sultante of Oman in Seoul at 790-2431.






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