Brazil has announced plans to offer visa free travel to Oman.
The two nations are currently in talks to provide visa free travel to official passport holders of each nation, diplomats and tourists intending to stay less than 30 days.
According to the Undersecretary General for Africa and Middle East Political Affairs in the Brazilian Foreign Ministry, Fernando Abreu, the talks are now at advanced stages.
The news of potential visa free travel comes as part of Brazil’s trade extension with Oman and exemplifies the Latin American country’s intentions to work on numerous new projects with the Arab nation. One of the new exciting ventures includes plans for Oman to advertise food products made in Brazil later this year, extending the consumer and business reach of South America’s largest nation.
Shortage of food supplies in Oman was one of the main topics during the talks, which could be fulfilled with Brazil’s help. As a first step towards this, a trade show will be held in Oman this October, which will help introduce Brazilian food products to the Oman market.
“Working together with Oman will allow Brazil to expand its business further and open doors to the other Gulf nations, encouraging further FDI. We look forward to seeing this relationship grow further and witness not only a growing demand for Brazilian foods in Oman, but also an improved touristic relationship and trade influx between the two countries,” says Ritz-G5’s CFO, Paul Telfer.
This significant decision was made in early February during a meeting between Oman’s Commerce and Industry minister Ali Al-Sunaidy and the Brazilian minister of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade, Armando Monteiro.
During the Omani delegation’s visit to Sao Paulo, Ali-Al Sunaidy expressed his confidence in Brazil, talking about its potential as well as saying he wishes to increase the amount of Omani investment in Brazil in the future.
Brazil already has companies operating in Oman such as the Brazilian mining company Vale which has an iron ore pellet plant and a sea terminal. The company has a total of US $2 billion in investments and generates approximately 3,000 jobs in the region.