Oman and Switzerland eye closer bilateral ties

Oman Tuesday 14/March/2023 22:01 PM
By: Times News Service
Oman and Switzerland eye closer bilateral  ties

Muscat: As part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of bilateral relations between Switzerland and Oman, Switzerland is committed to closer bilateral cooperation in the field of sustainability.

To this end, the Swiss Embassy in Oman invited the Swiss-French graffiti artist Saype to create a giant fresco in Oman.

The work of over 10,000 m2 of eco-friendly paint was created in the country’s largest solar power plant in Ibri and symbolises cooperation on a sustainable world for future generations.

The work was presented to Salim bin Nasser bin Said Al Aufi, Oman’s Minister of Energy and Minerals.

A partnership between Switzerland and Oman is a natural fit: while Oman has ideal conditions for wind and solar energy, Switzerland has much to offer in the field of sustainable technology.

That is why Switzerland was represented at the Sustainability Week in Oman’s capital with a pavilion on cleantech and sustainable solutions from the Swiss private sector.

And at the conference taking place at the same time, ETH President Prof. Joël Mesot spoke about the circular economy and the commitments that the international community must fulfil in view of the 28th World Climate Conference.

“We thank Presence Switzerland, Roche Diagnostics, AcwaPower, PDO, Sika and the Ministry of Heritage and Tourism for the cooperation and partnership,” a statement from the Embassy of Switzerland in Oman said on Tuesday.