18/10/2015 07:34 AST

Omani companies have been encouraged to invest in India’s textile sector, which is the second largest employer in that country, offering direct employment to around 35 million people.

Textiles are an important part of India’s exports to the Sultanate and India ‘absolutely’ welcomes Omani investments in this industry, Indra Mani Pandey, India’s ambassador to the Sultanate, told ‘Times of Oman’.

He made the comments at an exhibition entitled ‘Vastram -Splendid World of Indian Textiles’, featuring more than 30 traditional Indian textiles and a large site-specific installation in three categories of painted/printed, woven/non-woven, embroidery and embellishments.

The collection of Indian Council of Cultural Relations, put together by Shelly Jyoti, an artist, fashion designer and poet, was inaugurated at Oman Avenues Mall on Thursday as part of the 60th anniversary celebrations of India-Oman diplomatic ties. The exhibition runs until October 25.

“Recently, there was Oman-India Investment Meet and in two months’ time, we are going to organise another investors’ meet. We very much welcome Omani companies to go and invest in India, and we are ready to facilitate it,” the ambassador said.

Times of Oman

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