Oman and India are discussing plans to procure COVID-19 vaccines for the sultanate once it is ready.
A few Indian companies are in advanced stages of testing the vaccine, and Oman has shown interest in accessing these once the efficacy has been evaluated.
H E Dr Ahmed bin Mohammed al Sa’eedi, Minister of Health, received H E Munu Mahawar, Ambassador of India to the sultanate, on Monday in his office.
The meeting addressed the current status of vaccine production and expected release by manufacturers in the near future.
The minister discussed with the ambassador the possibility of considering the sultanate to be one of the countries to receive the vaccine after evaluating efficacy and safety in clinical trials.
The meeting exchanged cordial conversations and discussed means of cooperation between the two friendly countries.
Furthermore, the epidemiological situation of the current pandemic was highlighted during the meeting.
The global efforts exerted in combating the disease and aspects of cooperation between the two sides in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic were also underlined.