India and Oman have identified key areas such as energy, aviation and education for greater cooperation and are looking at signing a number of agreements to upgrade trade and economic ties.
During the 5th India-Oman Joint Commission meeting, the two sides identified oil and gas, fertilisers, IT, higher education, civil aviation and agriculture for enhancing bilateral relationship.
A number of MoUs and cooperation agreements are also contemplated in sectors of shipping, higher education and culture, an official release said.
The Joint Commission meeting, chaired by Commerce Minister Kamal Nath and his Omani counterpart Maqbool Ali Sultan, especially considered labour, employment and manpower training as priority sectors for bilateral cooperation.
The two sides also agreed on concluding negotiations for the proposed Free Trade Agreement between India and the Gulf Cooperation Council, the release said.