News

Royal News
HM The Sultan Receives Ambassadors’ Credentials

HM The Sultan Receives Ambassadors’ Credentials Muscat, 21 Jun (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik received, separately, at Al Barakah Palace today, credentials of Ambassadors of several countries appointed to the Sultanate of Oman. His Majesty the Sultan received credentials of the following ambassadors: - Yahaya Lawal, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to the Sultanate of Oman.- Robert Rostek, Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to the Sultanate of Oman. - Archbishop Nicolas Henry Marie Denis Thevenin, Ambassador of the Vatican to the ...

HM The Sultan Issues Three Royal Decrees

HM The Sultan Issues Three Royal Decrees Muscat, 20 Jun (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik today issued three Royal decrees reading as follows: Royal Decree No. 40/2023 promulgates the Water and Wastewater Sector Regulation Law, after presenting the same before the Council of Oman. Article (1) states that the provisions of the Water and Wastewater Sector Regulation Law attached to this decree shall be enforced. Article (2) instructs the Chairman of Board of Directors of the Authority for Public Services Regulation (APSR) to issue the bylaws/regulations and ...

HM The Sultan Receives Ambassadors’ Credentials

HM The Sultan Receives Ambassadors’ Credentials Muscat, 20 Jun (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik received, separately, at Al Barakah Palace today credentials of Ambassadors of several countries appointed to the Sultanate of Oman. His Majesty the Sultan received credentials of the following ambassadors: - Guillermo Emilio Nielsen, Ambassador of the Argentine Republic to the Sultanate of Oman. - Eitvydas Bajarūnas, Ambassador of the Republic of Lithuania to the Sultanate of Oman. - Ingrid Amer, Ambassador of the Republic of Estonia to the Sultanate of ...

HM The Sultan Receives Ambassadors’ Credentials

HM The Sultan Receives Ambassadors’ Credentials Muscat, 19 Jun (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik received, separately, at Al Barakah Palace today, credentials of Ambassadors of several countries appointed to the Sultanate of Oman. His Majesty the Sultan received credentials of the following ambassadors: - Lenka Mihalikova, Ambassador of the Slovak Republic to the Sultanate of Oman. - Pascal Huber Gregoire, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium to the Sultanate of Oman. - Alfred Gakuba Kalisa, Ambassador of the Republic of Rwanda to the Sultanate of ...

Royal Decree Appoints Undersecretary for Foreign Ministry

Royal Decree Appoints Undersecretary for Foreign MinistryMuscat, 15 Jun (ONA) —— His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik today issued Royal decree No. 39/2023 appointing an Undersecretary of the Foreign Ministry for Administrative and Financial Affairs, reading as follows:Article (1) appoints Khalid Hashil Al Muselhi as Undersecretary of the Foreign Ministry for Administrative and Financial Affairs.Article (2) says that this decree shall be published in the Official Gazette and enforced from its date of issue.—— Ends/AH ...

HM The Sultan Hosts Luncheon in Honour of Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah

HM The Sultan Hosts Luncheon in Honour of Ruler of Ras Al KhaimahMuscat, 13 Jun (ONA) ---- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik hosted a luncheon in honour of Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, and the delegation accompanying him.Later, His Majesty the Sultan bid farewell to Sheikh Saud Al Qasimi and his accompanying delegation, wishing them a safe return back home. His Majesty the Sultan also wished the UAE further progress and prosperity. For his part, Sheikh Saud expressed his deep ...

HM The Sultan Gives Audience to Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah

HM The Sultan Gives Audience to Ruler of Ras Al KhaimahMuscat, 13 Jun (ONA) ---- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik gave an audience at Al Baraka Palace today to Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Ruler of the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah, along with his accompanying delegation.During the audience, His Majesty the Sultan and Sheikh Saud Al Qasimi discussed relations binding the two countries. They explored various aspects of cooperation aimed at serving the mutual interests of Omani and UAE peoples. They also touched on a ...

HM The Sultan Greets President of the Philippines

HM The Sultan Greets President of the PhilippinesMuscat, 11 Jun (ONA) —- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik has sent a cable of greetings to President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. of the Republic of the Philippines on the occasion of his country’s Independence Anniversary.In the cable, His Majesty the Sultan expressed his sincere sentiments and best wishes to President Marcos Jr. and the friendly people of his country.—- Ends/Khalid ...

HM The Sultan Greets President of Russia

HM The Sultan Greets President of RussiaMuscat, 11 Jun (ONA) —- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik has sent a cable of greetings to President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation on the occasion of the Declaration of State Sovereignty of Russia.In the cable, His Majesty the Sultan expressed his sincere sentiments and best wishes of good health and happiness to President Putin, and further progress and prosperity to the friendly Russian people.—- Ends/Khalid ...

HM The Sultan Greets King of Jordan

HM The Sultan Greets King of Jordan Muscat, 8 Jun (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik has sent a cable of greetings to King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on his accession to the throne anniversary. In the cable, His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik expressed his heartfelt sentiments and best wishes of good health, happiness and a long life to King Abdullah II. His Majesty also prayed to Allah the almighty for the return of this and similar occasions while the people of Jordan realize aspirations of further progress and prosperity. ...

Royal Decree Appoints Oman’s Permanent Representative to UNWTO

Royal Decree Appoints Oman’s Permanent Representative to UNWTO Muscat, 7 Jun (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik today issued Royal Decree No. 38/2023 appointing a Permanent Representative for the Sultanate of Oman to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in Madrid, reading as follows: Article (1) appoints Omar Said Al Kathiri, Oman’ Ambassador to the Kingdom of Spain, as a Permanent Representative of the Sultanate of Oman to the World Tourism Organization in Madrid. Article (2) says that this decree shall be published in the Official Gazetteand ...

HM The Sultan Greets King of Sweden

HM The Sultan Greets King of SwedenMuscat, 5 Jun (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik has sent a cable of greetings to King Carl XVI Gustaf of the Kingdom of Sweden on his country’s National Day.In the cable, His Majesty the Sultan expressed his sincere appreciation to King Carl XVI, wishing him good health and happiness. His Majesty also wished the people of Sweden further progress and prosperity. --- Ends/Thuraiya/AG ...

HM The Sultan Greets Queen of Denmark

HM The Sultan Greets Queen of DenmarkMuscat, 4 Jun (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik has sent a cable of greetings to Queen Margrethe II of the Kingdom of Denmark on her country’s National Day.In the cable, His Majesty the Sultan expressed his sincere sentiments and best wishes to Queen Margrethe II. His Majesty also wished the people of Denmark further progress and prosperity. --- Ends/Thuraiya/AG ...

HM The Sultan Receives Thanks Cable from King of Jordan

HM The Sultan Receives Thanks Cable from King of JordanMuscat, 4 Jun (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik has received a cable of thanks from King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in reply to His Majesty’s greetings cable on his country’s 77th Independence Day anniversary.In the cable, King Abdullah expressed his appreciation for His Majesty's fraternal feelings that embody the advanced relations binding the two countries. He also prayed to Allah the Almighty to protect His Majesty. He also prayed for the Omani people to achieve their ...

HM The Sultan Issues Royal Decree Appointing Oman’s Permanent Representative to ASEAN

HM The Sultan Issues Royal Decree Appointing Oman’s Permanent Representative to ASEAN Muscat, 1 Jun (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik has issued Royal decree No. 35/2023 appointing a Permanent Representative for the Sultanate of Oman to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), reading as follows: Article (1) appoints Sheikh Mohammed bin Ahmed bin Salim Al Shanfari, Oman’s Ambassador to the Republic of Indonesia, as the Sultanate of Oman’s Permanent Representative to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Article (2) says that this ...

HM The Sultan Greets President of Italy

HM The Sultan Greets President of ItalyMuscat, 1 Jun (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik has sent a cable of greetings to President Sergio Mattarella of the Italian Republic on his country’s National Day.In the cable, His Majesty the Sultan expressed his sincere sentiments to President Mattarella, wishing him good health and happiness. His Majesty also wished the people of Italy further progress and prosperity. --- Ends/Thuraiya/AG ...

HM The Sultan Issues Royal Decree on Conducting Military Promotions

HM The Sultan Issues Royal Decreeon Conducting Military PromotionsMuscat, 1 Jun (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik today issued a Royal Decree No. 34/2023 on conducting military promotions, reading as follows:Article (1) promotes Brigadier Abdulaziz Abdullah Badr Al Manthri and Brigadier Sultan Mohammed Nassir Al Ma’amari to the rank of Major General.Article (2) says that this decree shall be published in the Official Gazette and enforced on its date of issue.--- Ends/AH ...

HM The Sultan Affirms That Sultan Haitham City is An Initiative for Future City Layouts

HM The Sultan Affirms That Sultan Haitham City is An Initiative for Future City LayoutsMuscat, 31 May (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik said, during the ceremony marking the inauguration of Sultan Haitham City at Al Baraka Palace today, that futuristic planning he witnessed was inspiring and would constitute an initiative for layouts in subsequent stages.His Majesty the Sultan congratulated Omani designers and intellectuals. He hoped they would have a mark in all parts of Oman.His Majesty the Sultan stressed that man is capable of overcoming all challenges. He added that the ...

HM The Sultan Chairs Council of Ministers Meeting

HM The Sultan Chairs Council of Ministers Meeting Muscat, 31 May (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik presided over a meeting of the Council of Ministers at Al Baraka Palace today.At the outset of the meeting, His Majesty the Sultan gave thanks and praise to the Almighty Allah for the bounties of security, stability and progress with which He endowed Oman. He prayed to the Almighty to eternalize these bounties and grant all health, welfare and success in what they aspire for.Then, His Majesty the Sultan reviewed local, regional and international conditions.On the domestic front, ...

HM The Sultan Presides Over Inauguration of “Sultan Haitham City” at Al Baraka Palace

  HM The Sultan Presides Over Inauguration of “Sultan Haitham City” at Al Baraka PalaceMuscat, 31 May (ONA) --- By the grace of the Almighty Allah and His divine support, His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik presided over the inaugural ceremony of the “Sultan Haitham City” at Al Baraka Palace today.When His Majesty the Sultan arrived at the inauguration hall, he was received by Dr. Khalfan bin Said Al Shu’aili, Minister of Housing and Urban Planning.Then, His Majesty listened to a complete description of the smart futuristic city. The demonstration showcased a model of ...

HM The Sultan Returns Home

HM The Sultan Returns Home Muscat, 29 May (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik returned home today, concluding an official two-day visit to the Islamic Republic of Iran, during which he conducted talks with the Iranian President and Leader of the Revolution. His Majesty the Sultan was received at the Royal Airport by HH Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmoud Al Said, Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministers, HH Sayyid Theyazin bin Haitham Al Said, Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, HH Sayyid Taimour bin Asa’ad Al Said, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the ...

HM The Sultan Concludes Iran Visit

HM The Sultan Concludes Iran Visit Tehran, 29 May (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik left Tehran this afternoon, following an official two-day visit to the Islamic Republic of Iran. His Majesty the Sultan was seen off at Mehrabad International Airport by Mohammed Mokhber, First Vice President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ehsan Khandozi, Minister of Economic and Financial Affairs (Head of the Mission of Honour), Ali Najafi Khoshroudi, Ambassador of Iran to Oman and Ibrahim bin Ahmed Al Mu’aini, Ambassador of Oman to Iran. Meanwhile, His ...

HM The Sultan Meets Khamenei

HM The Sultan Meets Ali Khamenei Tehran, 29 May (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik met today with Ali Khamenei, Leader of the Revolution in the Islamic Republic of Iran at his office in Tehran. The meeting was attended by the Iranian President Dr. Ebrahim Raisi. During the meeting, the two sides reviewed bilateral relations. They underscored their keenness to enhance the historical relations between the two countries’ peoples. The meeting also touched on several matters of mutual interest. The meeting was attended from the Omani side by HH Sayyid Shihab ...

In Honour of HM The Sultan, Iranian President Hosts Dinner

In Honour of HM The Sultan, Iranian President Hosts DinnerTehran, 28 May (ONA) --- Dr. Ebrahim Raisi, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran hosted an official dinner at Sadabad Palace in Tehran this evening in honour of His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik.The dinner was attended by the official delegation accompanying His Majesty the Sultan. It was also attended from the Iranian side by some ministers and senior officials.—— Ends/AH ...

His Majesty The Sultan, Iranian President Hold Session of Talks

His Majesty The Sultan, Iranian President Hold Session of TalksTehran, May 28 (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik and Dr. Ebrahim Raisi, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, held a session of talks at the Iranian presidential building in Tehran today.The session dealt with various aspects of bilateral cooperation between the Sultanate of Oman and the Islamic Republic of Iran. The two leaders also exchanged views on a number of current issues of common concern in the backdrop of developments on the regional and international arenas.The meeting was attended, on the Omani side, ...

HM The Sultan Arrives in the Islamic Republic of Iran

HM The Sultan Arrives in the Islamic Republic of IranTehran, 28 May (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik today arrived in the Islamic Republic of Iran on a two-day official visit.An official reception ceremony was held in honour of His Majesty the Sultan. Upon the arrival of His Majesty the Sultan’s motorcade at the presidential building of Saadabad Palace in Tehran, Dr. Ebrahim Raisi, the President of Iran, headed the welcoming party. The Iranian President wished His Majesty the Sultan and his accompanying delegation a happy stay.Then, Dr. Ebrahim Raisi accompanied His Majesty ...

HM The Sultan Leaves for Iran

HM The Sultan Leaves for Iran Muscat, 28 May (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik left here today for the Islamic Republic of Iran on an official two-day visit, during which he will meet the Iranian President Dr. Ebrahim Raisi. The visit, made in response to an invitation by the Iranian President, underscores the advanced relations between the two countries. His Majesty the Sultan was seen off at the Royal Airport by HH Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmoud Al Said, Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministers, HH Sayyid Theyazin bin Haitham Al Said, Minister of ...

HM The Sultan Greets President of Georgia

HM The Sultan Greets President of GeorgiaMuscat, 25 May (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik has sent a cable of greetings to President Salome Zourabichvili of Georgia on her country’s National Day.In the cable, His Majesty the Sultan expressed his sincere sentiments to President Zourabichvili, wishing her continuous good health and wellbeing. His Majesty also wished the people of Georgia further progress and prosperity. ---Ends/Thuraiya/AG ...

HM The Sultan to Visit Iran this Sunday

HM The Sultan to Visit Iran this Sunday Muscat, 24 May (ONA) ---- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik will go on an official visit to the Islamic Republic of Iran this Sunday, according to a statement issued by the Diwan of Royal Court today. The statement reads as follows: “In culmination of the ties of friendship between the Sultanate of Oman and the Islamic Republic of Iran, His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik will go on an official two-day visit to Iran with effect from Sunday, 28 May 2023, in response to an invitation from the Iranian President, Dr. ...

HM The Sultan Issues Two Royal Decrees

HM The Sultan Issues Two Royal Decrees Muscat, 24 May (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik today issued two Royal decrees reading as follows: Royal Decree No. (32/2023) on ratifying the air services agreement between the governments of the Sultanate of Oman and the Republic of Tajikistan, signed in Muscat on 15 March, 2023. Article (1) ratifies the aforementioned agreement in accordance with the version attached to this decree. Article (2) says that this decree shall be published in the Official Gazette and enforced from its data of ...