On 15 June, the Hungarian–Omani Economic and Technical Joint Committee held its first plenary session in Budapest. The committee was co-chaired during the event by MoD Parliamentary State Secretary, Deputy Defence Minister Tamás Vargha and Sheik Khalifa bin Ali bin Issa Al-Harthy, Undersecretary for Diplomatic Affairs of the Foreign Ministry of the Sultanate of Oman.
According to the press release of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary, at the plenary session the co-chairs reviewed and assessed the most important fields of cooperation and the results achieved in them, with special regard to trade, renewable energy, green hydrogen and low-level carbon dioxide emission, water management, the agricultural sector, environmental protection, technology development, the transfer of cutting-edge technologies, education, tourism and culture.
After the plenary session, the two co-chairs, Tamás Vargha and Sheik Khalifa bin Ali bin Issa Al-Harthy signed a final statement on the first round of meetings of the joint committee, and agreed that the Hungarian–Omani Economic and Technical Joint Committee would hold its second session in Muscat, the capital city of one of the most significant states in the region of the Persian Gulf from an economic and a military viewpoint as well. The dynamically developing relations between the two countries provide Hungarian companies with further significant opportunities.