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New Indian embassy complex opens in Oman

  • PTI, Dubai
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  • Updated: Jan 09, 2008 03:10 IST

The New Indian embassy complex in Oman will be formally inaugurated by Minister of External Affairs Pranab Mukherjee on January 13 during his visit to the country.

Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdulla, his Omanian counterpart will also jointly inaugurate the embassy.

The inauguration ceremony will be followed by a cultural programme and reception.

Construction work for the new embassy started in June 2006 and was completed last year following which the embassy shifted all its work to the new place in the last week of December 2007.

The New embassy, built with a cost of RO2.1 million, housing both the consular section as well as the residence of the Indian ambassador adjacent to each other, is situated between the embassies of the USA and the Great Britain.

The design and architecture of the building showcases a mixture of the Indo-Oman culture. Sandstone from Rajasthan has been used as building material to reflect the flavour of India.

 

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