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Oman appoints UK investment attaché as part of new initiative

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The ministry has issued 35 regulations to improve business environment between 2020 and 2022

Oman’s government plans to appoint commercial and investment attachés to a number of its embassies around the world, according to a local media report.

The move is designed to enhance the country’s investment infrastructure, Oman Daily Observer reported, citing Qais bin Mohammed Al Yousef, Minister of Commerce, Industry and Investment Promotion.

At the forum in London, the official announced the appointment of Arwa Al Balushi as UK Commercial and Investment Attaché.

The UK is currently the largest foreign investor in Oman, with investments totalling £17.8 billion ($21.06 billion) in 2021.

Al Yousef announced the establishment of a UK Investor Desk at the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Investment Promotion. 

The desk will provide special support for UK investors hoping to explore Oman-UK business and trade opportunities, the newspaper said.