TIL Desk/National/Mascut/ Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday held wide-ranging talks with the Sultan of Oman as the two sides signed eight agreements, including pacts on cooperation in the field of defence, health and tourism.
Modi, who arrived from Dubai on the last leg of his three-nation tour, led delegation-level talks with Qaboos bin Said al Said and discussed measures to strengthen cooperation in trade and investment, energy, defence, security, food security and regional issues.
Earlier addressing the Indian diaspora, the PM took a dig at the Congress, saying India’s image had suffered due to a long list of scams in the previous regime and his government worked hard to change the “style of misgovernance”. Modi said that with the mantra of “minimum government, maximum governance”, his government was working to make the life of citizens easier.
“The country cannot progress in the 21st century with a style of misgovernance. The long list of scams (in previous regime) had harmed India’s image. We have worked hard to bring out the country from that phase of misgovernance,” he said. Modi said his government has scraped 1,400-1,450 outdated laws, made procedures simple, pays attention to people’s problems with sincerity and take action on them as part of efforts to change the culture of governance in new India.