The Omani British Friendship Association was formed in 1991 to demonstrate the longstanding and close relationship
between the Sultanate of Oman and the United Kingdom and to promote bilateral trade, partnerships and investment between the
two countries. lt has two Patrons; HH Sayyid Haitham bin Tarik Al Said and HRH the Duke of York, both of whom assumed their
roles in 2003.
The Association has two co-chairmen, one from each country, and two secretaries, also one from
each country. Formal membership, in Oman, is limited by the constitution to Omani business persons. On the British
side, a more informal arrangement exists so that members are drawn from the ranks of any British company involved in business
in Oman, or who are keen to explore opportunities in the Sultanate.
The prime objective of the Business Council is to
develop and strengthen personal and business links between our two countries. This is carried out through:
Formal round table discussions held twice a year, alternating between
Oman and the UK
The introduction of working groups to follow up on action points
between the OBFA Executive Committee and senior British businesspersons and officials resident in Oman
contacts and bilateral exchange visits
OBFA's particular strength is the
senior level of its members and their ability to inform key decision-makers on issues of common interest which can help facilitate
trade and investment between Oman and Britain.
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