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HM The Sultan Issues Royal Decree Promulgating Social Protection Law

HM The Sultan Issues Royal Decree Promulgating Social Protection LawMuscat, 19 Jul (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik today issued Royal Decree No. 52/2023 promulgating the Social Protection Law, after presenting the same before the Council of Oman.Article (1) stipulates that the provisions of the Social Protection Law attached to this decree shall be enforced.Article (2) instructs the Chairman of Board of Directors of the Social Protection Fund to issue the executive regulation of the law attached to this decree, within a period not exceeding 6 months from the date of ...

HM The Sultan Issues Two Royal Decrees

HM The Sultan Issues Two Royal DecreesMuscat, 17 Jul (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik today issued two Royal decrees reading as follows:Royal Decree No. 50/2023 promulgates the Social Protection Fund’s Bylaw.Article (1) states that the provisions of the system/bylaw attached to this decree shall be applied to the Social Protection Fund.Article (2) transfers the following to the Social Protection Fund: The duties, origins, specializations, assets, rights, obligations, financial receivables and their related data of the Pension Fund of the Ministry of Defence, the ...

HM the Sultan Exchanges New Hijri Year Greetings with Leaders of Arab, Muslim Countries

HM the Sultan Exchanges New Hijri Year Greetings with Leaders of Arab, Muslim Countries Muscat, 17 July (ONA) --- On the occasion of the New Hijri Year 1445 AH and the anniversary of the Prophet Mohammed’s (PBUH) Hijra, His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik has exchanged greetings cables with leaders of Arab and Muslim countries. In his cables, His Majesty the Sultan expressed his sincere sentiments and best wishes of good health, happiness and long life for them, praying to Allah the Almighty for the return of this blessed occasion on them and to make the New Year, a ...

HM The Sultan Greets President of France

HM The Sultan Greets President of France Muscat, 13 Jul (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik has sent a cable of greetings to President Emmanuel Macron of the French Republic on his country’s National Day. In the cable, His Majesty the Sultan expressed his heartfelt sentiments and best wishes of good health and happiness to President Macron. His Majesty also wished the people of France further progress and prosperity. --- Ends/AG ...

HM The Sultan Greets President of Montenegro

HM The Sultan Greets President of Montenegro Muscat, 12 Jul (ONA) ---- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik has sent a cable of greetings to President Jakov Milatovic of the Republic of Montenegro on his country’s National Day. In the cable, His Majesty the Sultan expressed his sincere greetings and best wishes to President Milatovic and his country’s people. --- Ends/AH ...

HM The Sultan Congratulates President of Uzbekistan

HM The Sultan Congratulates President of Uzbekistan Muscat, 11 Jul (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik has sent a cable of congratulations to President Dr. Shavkat Mirziyoyev of the Republic of Uzbekistan on being re-elected for a new presidential term. In the cable, His Majesty the Sultan expressed his sincere sentiments and best wishes of success to President Dr. Shavkat Mirziyoyev in leading the Uzbek people towards further progress and prosperity. His Majesty also wished the bilateral relations further development and growth. --- Ends/AG ...

HM The Sultan Greets President of Sao Tome and Principe

HM The Sultan Greets President of Sao Tome and PrincipeMuscat, 11 Jul (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik has sent a cable of greetings to President Carlos Vila Nova of the Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe on his country’s Independence Anniversary.In the cable, His Majesty the Sultan expressed his heartfelt sentiments and best wishes to President Carlos Vila Nova and the people of his country. --- Ends/AG ...

HM The Sultan Greets President of Mongolia

HM The Sultan Greets President of Mongolia Muscat, 10 Jul (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik has sent a cable of greetings to President Ukhnaagiin Khürelsükh of Mongolia on his country’s National Day. In the cable, His Majesty the Sultan expressed his heartfelt sentiments and best wishes to President Khürelsükh and the people of his country. ...

HM The Sultan Issues Royal Decree Ratifying Oman-Poland Visa Waiver Agreement

HM The Sultan Issues Royal Decree Ratifying Oman-Poland Visa Waiver AgreementMuscat, 5 Jul (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik today issued Royal Decree No. 49/2023 on the ratification of the agreement between the government of the Sultanate of Oman and the government of the Republic of Poland on mutual waiving of visas for holders of diplomatic, special and service passports. The agreement was signed in Warsaw on 13 June 2023.Article (1) ratifies the abovementioned agreement in accordance with the version attached to this decree.Article (2) says that this decree shall be ...

HM The Sultan Greets President of Malawi

HM The Sultan Greets President of Malawi Muscat, 5 Jul (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik has sent a cable of greetings to President Lazarus Chakwera of the Republic of Malawi on the occasion of his country’s Independence Anniversary. In the cable, His Majesty expressed his sincere sentiments and best wishes to President Chakwera and the friendly people of Malawi. --- Ends/Khalid ...

HM The Sultan Greets President of Comoros

HM The Sultan Greets President of Comoros Muscat, 5 Jul (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik has sent a cable of greetings to President Azali Assoumani of the Union of Comoros on the occasion of his country’s National Day. In the cable, His Majesty the Sultan expressed his sincere sentiments and best wishes of good health and happiness to President Assoumani, and the brotherly people of the Comoros further progress and prosperity. --- Ends/Khalid ...

HM The Sultan Greets President of Cape Verde

HM The Sultan Greets President of Cape Verde Muscat, 4 Jul (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik has sent a cable of greetings to President José Maria Neves of the Republic of Cape Verde on his country’s National Day. In the cable, His Majesty expressed his heartfelt sentiments to President José Maria Neves and the people of his country. --- Ends/AG ...

HM The Sultan Greets President of Algeria

HM The Sultan Greets President of Algeria Muscat, 4 Jul (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik has sent a cable of greetings to President Abdelmadjid Tebboune of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria on his country’s Independence Anniversary. In the cable, His Majesty the Sultan expressed his sincere sentiments and best wishes of good health, wellbeing and a long life to President Tebboune. His Majesty also prayed to Allah the Almighty for the return of this and similar occasions on President Tebboune while the people of Algeria realize aspirations of further ...

HM The Sultan Greets President of Venezuela

HM The Sultan Greets President of Venezuela Muscat, 4 Jul (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik has sent a cable of greetings to President Nicolás Maduro of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela on his country’s Independence Anniversary. In the cable, His Majesty the Sultan expressed his heartfelt sentiments and best wishes of good health and wellbeing to President Maduro. His Majesty also wished the people of Venezuela further progress and prosperity. --- Ends/AG ...

HM The Sultan Issues Two Royal Decrees

HM The Sultan Issues Two Royal Decrees Muscat, 3 Jul (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik today issued two Royal decrees, reading as follows: Royal Decree No. 44/2023 establishes Khazaen Economic City and promulgates its Bylaw (articles of association). Article (1) stipulates that an economic city shall be set up in the Governorate of South Al Batinah, to be named “Khazaen Economic City” and to be established on the land area demarcated in accordance with the layout attached to this decree. The city shall be under the supervision of the Public Authority ...

HM The Sultan Greets President of USA

HM The Sultan Greets President of USA Muscat, 3 Jul (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik has sent a cable of greetings to President Joe Biden of the United States of America (USA) on his country’s Independence Anniversary. In the cable, His Majesty the Sultan expressed his heartfelt sentiments and best wishes of good health and happiness to President Joe Biden. His Majesty also wished the bilateral relations and cooperation further development and growth. --- Ends/AG ...

HM The Sultan Greets President of Belarus

HM The Sultan Greets President of Belarus Muscat, 2 Jul (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik has sent a cable of greetings to President Alexander Lukashenko of the Republic of Belarus on his country’s National Day. In the cable, His Majesty the Sultan expressed his heartfelt sentiments and best wishes of good health and happiness to President Lukashenko. His Majesty also wished the people of Belarus further prosperity and growth. --- Ends/AG ...

HM The Sultan, Iranian President Exchange Eid Greetings

HM The Sultan, Iranian President Exchange Eid GreetingsMuscat, 29 Jun (ONA) ---- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik and President Dr. Ebrahim Raisi of the Islamic Republic of Iran exchanged Eid Al Adha greetings, during a phone call received by His Majesty this evening.His Majesty the Sultan expressed his sincere sentiments and best wishes to President Raisi. His Majesty prayed to Allah the Almighty for the return of this happy occasion on him and the Iranian people at a time they have achieved further progress and growth.On his turn, the Iranian President reciprocates the gesture, voicing ...

HM The Sultan Offers Eid Al Adha Prayers

HM The Sultan Offers Eid Al Adha PrayersMuscat, 28 Jun (ONA) — The Sultanate of Oman today celebrated the first day of Eid Al Adha (1444 AH).Meanwhile, His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik offered the Eid prayers at Sayyid Tarik bin Taimour Mosque in the Wilayat of A’Seeb, Governorate of Muscat.The prayers were led by Dr. Mohammed Said Al Ma’amari, Minister of Endowments and Religious Affairs, who delivered the Eid sermon, starting it with gratitude to the Almighty Allah’s bounties and prayers for His messenger, Prophet Mohammed.The sermon laid emphasis on the concept of security and ...

HM The Sultan Greets Citizens, Residents on Eid Al Adha

HM The Sultan Greets Citizens, Residents on Eid Al AdhaMuscat, 27 Jun (ONA) —— His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik has addressed a message of greetings to citizens of Oman and residents in its land on the occasion of Eid Al Adha.This was unveiled in a statement issued by the Diwan of Royal Court reading as follows:“While pilgrims perform the rituals of the Hajj pilgrimage in the holy lands of Makkah and upon the advent of Eid Al Adha 1444 AH as Muslims exhibit happiness to celebrate the holy occasion, His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik has addressed a message of greetings to the ...

HM The Sultan to Offer Eid Al Adha Prayers in A’Seeb

HM The Sultan to Offer Eid Al Adha Prayers in A’SeebMuscat, 27 Jun (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik will offer Eid Al Adha prayers at Sayyid Tarik bin Taimour Mosque in the Wilayat of A’Seeb tomorrow (Wednesday).This was quoted in a statement issued by the Diwan of Royal Court reading as follows:“In the blissful spirit of these blessed days of the year, a time when Muslims' hearts all over the globe pulsate with faith as they voice supplications to Allah the Almighty, their goal being His obedience and recompense with abodes in Heavens -- as they look forward to the Day ...

HM The Sultan, King of Jordan Exchange Eid Greetings

HM The Sultan, King of Jordan Exchange Eid GreetingsMuscat, 26 Jun (ONA) ---- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik and King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan exchanged greetings, during a phone call this evening, on the occasion of the forthcoming Eid Al Adha.His Majesty the Sultan expressed his sincere sentiments to King Abdullah, wishing him good health, happiness and a long life. He prayed to Allah the Almighty to grant King Abdullah many happy comebacks of the occasion and to assist him to realize the Jordanian people’s aspirations for further progress and ...

HM The Sultan Exchanges Eid Al Adha Greetings with Leaders over Phone

HM The Sultan Exchanges Eid Al Adha Greetings with Leaders over PhoneMuscat, 26 Jun (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik today exchanged greetings on the occasion of Eid Al Adha during phone calls with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, King Hamad bin Issa Al Khalifa of the Kingdom of Bahrain, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar, Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmed Al Jaber Al Sabah, Emir of the State of Kuwait, President Abdel Fattah El Sisi of the Arab Republic of Egypt, and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of the Republic of ...

HM The Sultan Receives Written Message from Indian Prime Minister

HM The Sultan Receives Written Message from Indian Prime Minister Muscat, 26 Jun (ONA) ---- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik has received a written message from Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of the Republic of India, dealing with various aspects of cooperation between Oman and India, in the context of ardent bilateral relations binding the two countries. His Majesty the Sultan received the message when he gave an audience to Ajit Doval, National Security Advisor to the Republic of India, at Al Baraka Palace today. During the meeting, the guest conveyed to His Majesty ...

HM The Sultan Greets President of Djibouti

HM The Sultan Greets President of Djibouti Muscat, 26 Jun (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik has sent a cable of greetings to President Ismail Omar Guelleh of the Republic of Djibouti on his country's Independence Anniversary. In the cable, His Majesty the Sultan expressed his heartfelt sentiments and best wishes of good health and happiness to President Guelleh. His Majesty also wished the people of Djibouti further progress and prosperity. ---Ends/Thuraiya/AH ...

HM The Sultan Receives Eid Al Adha Greetings from Omani Officials

HM The Sultan Receives Eid Al Adha Greetings from Omani OfficialsMuscat, 26 Jun (ONA) —— His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik has received Eid Al Adha greetings from some officials in the Sultanate of Oman.They expressed their sincere greetings to His Majesty on this happy occasion. They wished His Majesty good health, happiness and a long life, praying to the Almighty Allah for the return of this and similar occasions on His Majesty at a time the Omani people enjoy further progress and prosperity under His Majesty’s wise leadership.His Majesty the Sultan received the greetings from:HH ...

Royal Decree Ratifies Tax Agreement between Oman, Egypt

Royal Decree Ratifies Tax Agreement between Oman, Egypt Muscat, 25 Jun (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik today issued Royal Decree No. 43/2023 on the ratification of an agreement between the governments of the Sultanate of Oman and the Arab Republic of Egypt. The decree deals with the elimination of double taxation for income tax, as well as the prevention and avoidance of tax evasion, signed in Cairo on 22 My 2023—after presenting the same before the Shura Council. It reads as follows: Article (1) ratifies the above-mentioned agreement in accordance ...

HM The Sultan Greets President of Madagascar

HM The Sultan Greets President of Madagascar Muscat, 25 Jun (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik has sent a cable of greetings to President Andry Rajoelina of the Republic of Madagascar on his country's Independence Anniversary. In the cable, His Majesty the Sultan expressed his heartfelt sentiments and best wishes to President Rajoelina and the people of Madagascar. ---Ends/Thuraiya/AH ...

HM The Sultan Exchanges Eid Al Adha Greetings with Leaders of Arab, Islamic Countries

HM The Sultan Exchanges Eid Al Adha Greetings with Leaders of Arab, Islamic Countries Muscat, 25 Jun (ONA) --- On the advent of Eid Al Adha 1444 AH, His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik has exchanged cables of greetings with leaders of Arab and Islamic countries. In his cables, His Majesty the Sultan expressed his sincere sentiments and best wishes to them and the peoples of their countries. His Majesty prayed to Allah the Almighty to grant the leaders happiness and success to achieve further progress and prosperity for their peoples and for the return of this and similar ...

HM The Sultan Greets Duke of Luxembourg

HM The Sultan Greets Duke of LuxembourgMuscat, 22 Jun (ONA) —- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik has sent a cable of greetings to Duke Henri of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg on the occasion of his country’s National Day.In the cable, His Majesty expressed his sincere sentiments and best wishes of good health and happiness to Duke Henri, and the friendly people of his country further progress and prosperity.—- Ends/Khalid ...