“U.S.-Oman Ties Remain as Strong as Ever” — Ambassador Sievers
‘Tanfeedh’ Program Targets Manufacturing, Tourism,
Logistics, Mining & Minerals, and Fisheries
Washington, DC – This week, the National U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce (NUSACC) hosted the Honorable Marc Sievers, U.S. Ambassador to Oman, as part of NUSACC’s Expert Roundtable Series. He was joined by Her Excellency Hunaina Al-Mughairy, Oman’s Ambassador to the United States, who just returned to Washington from a visit to the Sultanate. In the course of his remarks, Sievers highlighted the Omani government’s diversification strategy, Tanfeedh, which is identifying opportunities for U.S. investment and trade in several sectors: manufacturing, tourism, logistics, mining & minerals, and fisheries, as well as two cross-sectoral enablers, finance and human capital development.
NUSACC President & CEO David Hamod welcomed Sievers, a longstanding friend of the Chamber, and thanked Ambassadors Sievers and Al-Mughairy for their outstanding service to the business community. Hamod noted that in recent decades, NUSACC has led more trade missions to Oman than has any other chamber of commerce in America. Commenting on the U.S.-Oman relationship, Hamod said, “Oman has been an important political and strategic ally of the United States for decades, and much of the focus is now shifting to the private sector. Business is picking up in the Sultanate, and increasing numbers of American companies are taking notice.”
Hamod went on to express his appreciation to two of NUSACC’s Platinum members – Motorola Solutions and ARA Petroleum LLC, part of the Al Zubair Corporation – for serving as sponsors of the Oman Roundtable.
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