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The MoU provides benefits and incentives for PIF and its portfolio companies, which intend to unlock investment opportunities in Oman. Image Credit: Supplied

Dubai: Sovereign wealth funds of Saudi Arabia and Oman have agreed on Thursday to boost cooperation and explore investment opportunities, the Omani state news agency said, with up to $5 billion earmarked for potential Saudi investments in Oman.

Saudi’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) and the Oman Investment Authority (OIA) on Thursday signed a preliminary pact to identify investments in Oman under the Saudi Omani Investment Company, wholly owned by the PIF, in various sectors.

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In October, PIF established five regional investment companies targeting investments of up to $24 billion as part of a strategy grow its assets under management and diversify Saudi Arabia’s revenue sources.