The visit of King Willem-Alexander was not only for condolences but also to ensure Dutch interests. Oman and the Netherlands (via the Port of Rotterdam) hold an equal 50-50 share in the Port and Freezone of Sohar.
It is a deep-sea port and adjacent free zone in the Middle East. With current Dutch and Oman investments exceeding $26 billion, it is one of the world's fastest growing port and free zone developments. In fact it is a dependance of the Port of Rotterdam (Europe's biggest port) at the centre of global trade routes between Europe and Asia.
No wonder the King and the Government were quick with extending the very warm and intensive business relationship.