Pakistan and Oman have agreed to strengthen support in the field of economy, trade, defense and security. Oman is a close neighbour and ally of Pakistan with many Pakistanis working and trading in Oman. Now Pakistan wants to attract investment from Oman and encourage greater interaction between the private sectors of the two countries.

A high level delegation was visiting Pakistan from Oman, in order to interact with their Pakistani counterparts to ascertain the business opportunities here. The current situation in Yemen is unfortunately taking precedence over all other matters at the moment specially when it comes to trade. Pakistan and Oman have been on good terms and hopefully when things settle down in Yemen our Omani partners can return to business as usual. We may differ on strategy but our economies can benefit from each other and that should not be ignored.

ZAHRAH KHAN,

Lahore, April 13.