Monday, 20 March 2023, Munich, Free State of Bavaria: At Prince Carl’s Palace, the Bavarian Minister of European Affairs Melanie Huml welcomed Oman’s top envoy to Germany, Maitha Saif Majid Al Mahrouqi, for the latter’s maiden visit to Bavaria since her accreditation to the Federal Republic of Germany, that took place on Tuesday, 22 November 2022.
The ambassadorial visit in Bavaria follows a 29-member strong economic mission led in November 2022 by the Bavarian State Secretary for Economic Affairs, Roland Weigert. In Muscat, Weigert exchanged views with Mohammed bin Nasser Al Wahaibi, State Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Dr Firas Al Abduwani, Managing Director of the state-owned hydrogen company Hydrom, among others. A networking meeting with H.H. Sayyid Tarik bin Shabib Al Said, the patron of the Omani-German Friendship Association, Thomas F. Schneider, the German Ambassador to Oman, and selected Omani business representatives was likewise held. In addition, the Bavarian State Secretary for Economic Affairs visited the world’s largest commercial reed bed sewage treatment plant built by BAUER Resources GmbH of Schrobenhausen in Nimr.
Weigert travelled to Oman accompanied by company representatives from Bavaria and the members of the State Assembly such as Benjamin Adjei (The Greens) and Johann Häusler (Free Voters). From the world of sciences, Prof. Dr. Dr. H.C. Jürgen Lehmann, President of the Hof University of Applied Sciences, and Prof. Dr. Gerhard Sextl, Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC in Würzburg, were among those taking part in the trip. With Managing Director Dr. Fabian Pfaffenberger, a representative of the Centre Hydrogen.Bavaria (H2B) was also part of the Bavarian delegation.
For further information
Bavarian economic mission to Oman, November 2022: https://www.bayern.de/wirtschaftsstaatssekretr-reist-gemeinsam-mit-vertretern-aus-wirtschaft-wissenschaft-und-politik-zu-gesprchen-in-den-oman/