H.E. Sayyid Abdulla Al Busaidy
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.
MR. ADOLF OGI
Modern Oman, that is after 1970 under the leadership of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, is often referred to as the Switzerland of the Middle East.
Also the Swiss Embassy in Muscat was inaugurated in November 2014 to acknowledge the growing importance of bilateral relations and the role of the Sultanate of Oman in peace diplomacy. Switzerland and Oman are also known for the spirit of tolerance and peaceful cohabitation between different religions and cultures. This is one of the reasons why both countries are such privileged destinations of world tourism. Against this background I think that establishing a Friendship Association between the two countries was quite natural. I strongly believe that the OSFA will support the positive momentum created by the opening of the Swiss Embassy, by providing a platform to deepen bilateral exchanges in as diverse fields as economy, science, education, tourism, sport and so on. We aim at creating a proactive Association, which will make a tangible contribution to the expansion of bilateral relations.