Patron’s Messages

H.E. Sayyid Abdulla Al Busaidy
Oman Patron

It is my great honour to be one of the Patrons of the Oman-Switzerland Friendship Association as I sincerely believe that this association would strengthen the development of bilateral relationships between our two great nations and enhance communication and cooperation in different fields. I encourage competitive enterprises from both countries to come together and create a holistic and innovative ecosphere for mutual evolution. This will greatly enhance the existing alliance and establish new avenues of collaboration in various sectors through mutually beneficial exchanges.

I strongly feel that the foundation of the Oman-Switzerland Friendship Association is the pinnacle of the distinguished connections between our two countries and a clear indication of the depth and the prosperity of our relations in all areas of partnership.

I would like to thank all involved with this august institution for their continued efforts and support and wish the Oman-Switzerland Friendship Association every success in its endeavors.

Vincent Maître
Swiss Patron

It is my privilege to become Patron for the Oman Switzerland Friendship Association and I would like to congratulate everyone involved, especially my predecessor, former President Adolf Ogi, for establishing this wonderful initiative.

Oman is often called the Switzerland of the Middle East due to its important role in
peace diplomacy, as well as its shared spirit of tolerance and peaceful cohabitation
between different religions and cultures.

Having a Friendship Association makes
perfect sense to further encourage and enhance the bilateral relationship between
these two beautiful countries. It is important we nurture the positive momentum
created by OSFA as it provides such a valuable platform to share and learn from our
counterparts in key sectors such as economy and trade, science and technology,
health, tourism, education, culture, youth and sport.

My love for Oman began in 2014 when H.E. Youcef Fartas first introduced me to
the incredible beauty of the country, with its magnificent mountains and deserts,
stunning wadis and mesmerizing sea life; a beauty I look forward to experiencing
again for many years to come.