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HM The Sultan Returns Home

HM The Sultan Returns Home Muscat, 23 Apr (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik returned home today after a two-day state visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The visit was made in response to an invitation by Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates. His Majesty the Sultan was received at the Royal Airport by HH Sayyid Asa’ad bin Tarik Al Said, Deputy Prime Minister for International Relations and Cooperation Affairs and Personal Representative of His Majesty the Sultan, HH Sayyid Theyazin bin Haitham Al Said, Minister of ...

HM The Sultan Leaves UAE

HM The Sultan Leaves UAE Abu Dhabi, 23 Apr (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik left Abu Dhabi today after a two-day state visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates led the farewell ceremony for His Majesty the Sultan. Upon his departure, His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik sent a cable of thanks to Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates. In the cable, His Majesty the Sultan expressed his sincere appreciation to Sheikh Mohammed for the warm welcome ...

In Honour of HM The Sultan, UAE President Hosts Luncheon

In Honour of HM The Sultan, UAE President Hosts Luncheon Abu Dhabi, 23 Apr (ONA) --- In honour of His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) hosted a luncheon at the Beach Palace in Abu Dhabi today. The luncheon was attended by members of the official delegation accompanying His Majesty. It was also attended by some Emirati sheikhs and senior officials. --- Ends/AH ...

HM The Sultan Visits Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi

HM The Sultan Visits Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi, 23 Apr (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik today visited Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi as part of his state visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). His Majesty the Sultan was accompanied by Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Vice President, Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the Presidential Court (Head of the Mission of Honour). Upon his arrival at the mosque, His Majesty the Sultan was received by Dr. Yousuf Al Obaidli, Director General of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre. His ...

HM The Sultan Gives Audience to Ruler of Dubai

HM The Sultan Gives Audience to Ruler of Dubai Abu Dhabi, 23 Apr (ONA) ---- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik gave an audience at his residency in Abu Dhabi today to Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Ruler of Dubai. The two sides reviewed the fraternal bonds binding Oman and the UAE. They also discussed bilateral relations and means of promoting them in various spheres to serve interests of the Omani and Emirati peoples. The audience was attended from the Omani side by HH Sayyid Shihab bin Tarik Al Said, Deputy ...

HM The Sultan, UAE President Hold Official Talks

HM The Sultan, UAE President Hold Official TalksAbu Dhabi, 22 Apr (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) held an official session of talks at Qasr Al Watan (Palace of the Nation) in Abu Dhabi today.At the outset of the session, His Majesty the Sultan delivered a speech reading as follows:“Our dear brother, Your Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Your Highnesses, Your Excellencies: We are delighted to be here in Abu Dhabi. We express our thanks and appreciation to the person of Your Highness, the ...

In Honour of HM The Sultan, UAE President Hosts Dinner

In Honour of HM The Sultan, UAE President Hosts DinnerAbu Dhabi, 22 Apr ONA) --- In honour of His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) hosted an official dinner at Qasr Al Watan (Palace of the Nation) in Abu Dhabi, marking His Majesty’s visit to the UAE.The dinner was attended by members of the official delegation accompanying His Majesty the Sultan, as well as some Sheikhs and senior UAE officials.—— Ends/AH ...

HM The Sultan Arrives in Abu Dhabi

HM The Sultan Arrives in Abu DhabiAbu Dhabi, 22 Apr (ONA) ---- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik arrived in Abu Dhabi today on a two-day state visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates led the welcoming party for His Majesty the Sultan at the Presidential Airport in Abu Dhabi. Sheikh Mohammed wished His Majesty and his accompanying delegating a pleasant stay in the UAE.His Majesty was also received by Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Vice President, Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the Presidential Court ...

HM The Sultan Leaves for UAE

HM The Sultan Leaves for UAE Muscat, 22 Apr (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik left here today for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on a two-day state visit, during which he will hold meeting with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates. The visit, made in response to an invitation by the UAE President, underscores the historical and fraternal relations binding Oman and the UAE. His Majesty the Sultan was seen off at the Royal Airport by HH Sayyid Asa’ad bin Tarik Al Said, Deputy Prime Minister for International Relations ...

HM The Sultan to Visit UAE Monday

HM The Sultan to Visit UAE MondayMuscat, 20 Apr (ONA) —- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik will go on a state-visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) this Monday, during which he will meet with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates.A statement was issued by the Diwan of Royal Court to this effect. It reads as follows:“In affirmation of the deep-rooted and historical relations biding the Sultanate of Oman and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik will go on a state-visit to the UAE with effect from Monday, 22 April ...

HM The Sultan Greets President of Zimbabwe

HM The Sultan Greets President of Zimbabwe Muscat, 17 Apr (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik has sent a cable of greetings to President Emmerson Mnangagwa of the Republic of Zimbabwe on his country's Independence Anniversary. In the cable, His Majesty the Sultan expressed his sincere sentiments and best wishes to President Mnangagwa and the people of his country. ---Ends/Thuraiya/AH ...

HM The Sultan Congratulates President of Slovakia

HM The Sultan Congratulates President of Slovakia Muscat, 16 Apr (ONA)--- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik has sent a cable of congratulations to President Peter Pellegrini on him being elected as a president for the Republic of Slovakia. In the cable, His Majesty the Sultan expressed his heartfelt sentiments to President Pellegrini, wishing him success in leading the people of Slovakia towards further progress. His Majesty also wished the friendship relations between Oman and Slovakia further development and prosperity. --- Ends/Thuraiya/AH ...

HM The Sultan Greets President of Syria

HM The Sultan Greets President of Syria Muscat, 16 Apr (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik has sent a cable of greetings to President Dr. Bashar Al Assad of the Syrian Arab Republic on 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 Al Assad. His Majesty prayed to Allah the Almighty to fulfill all aspirations of the Syrian people towards stability, progress and prosperity. ---Ends/Thuraiya/AH ...

HM The Sultan Offers Eid Al Fitr Prayers

HM The Sultan Offers Eid Al Fitr Prayers Muscat, 10 Apr (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik today offered Eid Al Fitr prayers at Sayyedah Fatima bint Ali Mosque in the Wilayat of A’Seeb, Governorate of Muscat. The prayers were led by Dr. Mohammed Said Al Maamari, Minister of Endowments and Religious Affairs. Dr. Mohammed began the Eid sermon by glorifying the Almighty Allah and expressing gratitude to Him for the blessings and bounties that He bestowed on His creations. He also prayed that peace be upon His Messenger, Prophet Mohammed. In particular, the ...

HM The Sultan Greets Citizens, Residents on Eid Al Fitr

HM The Sultan Greets Citizens, Residents on Eid Al FitrMuscat, 9 Apr (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik has extended greetings to citizens, residents in Oman and the Islamic nation on the occasion of Eid Al Fitr.The Diwan of Royal Court issued a statement to this effect reading as follows:“Upon the advent of the blessed Eid Al Fitr for the year 1445 AH, and, as devout Muslims who observed fasting during the holy month of Ramadan expressed joy at devotedly completing the ritual, His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik has extended greetings and congratulations to Omani citizens, ...

HM The Sultan Issues Royal Pardon for Some Prison Inmates

HM The Sultan Issues Royal Pardon for Some Prison Inmates Muscat, 9 Apr (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik, the Supreme Commander, has issued a special Royal pardon for 154 prison inmates, some of whom were foreign convicts. The Royal pardon coincides with the blessed Eid Al Fitr 1445 AH. It has been issued out of consideration for the prisoners’ families. --- Ends/Bishara/KH ...

HM The Sultan Issues Three Royal Decrees

HM The Sultan Issues Three Royal DecreesMuscat, 8 Apr (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik today issued three Royal decrees reading as follows:Royal Decree No. 23/2024 establishes Al Jabal Al Gharbi Natural Reserve.Article (1) stipulates that a nature reserve named “Al Jabal Al Gharbi Natural Reserve” shall be established and that it shall be allocated the areas whose dimensions are indicated in the Annex and map attached to this decree.Article (2) states that the Chairman of the Environment Authority shall issue the regulations and decisions necessary for the enforcement of ...

HM The Sultan, King of Bahrain Exchange Greetings

HM The Sultan, King of Bahrain Exchange Greetings Muscat, 8 Apr (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik exchanged greetings on the advent of Eid Al Fitr with Sheikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of the Kingdom of Bahrain, during a telephonic conversation today. The two leaders also exchanged wishes of wellbeing to each other’s peoples, and they wished the peoples of Arab and Islamic countries more progress and prosperity. --- Ends/Bishara/Anas ...

HM The Sultan Exchanges Eid Greetings by Phone with Leaders of Some Arab Countries

HM The Sultan Exchanges Eid Greetings by Phone with Leaders of Some Arab CountriesMuscat, 8 Apr (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik has exchanged greetings on the advent of Eid Al Fitr during telephonic conversations with Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar, Sheikh Mishal Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah, Emir of the State of Kuwait, King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and President Abdul Fattah El Sisi of the Arab Republic of Egypt.His Majesty the Sultan expressed his sincere greetings and best wishes to the leaders, wishing them ...

HM The Sultan Receives Greetings From Omani Officials Ahead of Eid Al Fitr

HM The Sultan Receives Greetings From Omani Officials Ahead of Eid Al FitrMuscat, 8 Apr (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik has received greetings from a number of officials in the Sultanate of Oman upon the advent of Eid Al Fitr for Hijri year 1445 AH. The officials voiced their heartfelt sentiments to His Majesty the Sultan, wishing him good health, happiness and a long life. They prayed to Almighty Allah to protect His Majesty the Sultan and to have him witness many blissful anniversaries of this auspicious occasion. They also wished Omani people further progress under the wise ...

HM The Sultan Exchanges Eid Al Fitr Greetings with Leaders of Arab, Islamic Nations

HM The Sultan Exchanges Eid Al Fitr Greetings with Leaders of Arab, Islamic NationsMuscat, 7 Apr (ONA) --- On the advent of Eid Al Fitr, His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik exchanged greetings with leaders of Arab and Islamic countries.In the cables, His Majesty the Sultan expressed his heartfelt sentiments and best wishes of good health, happiness, and a long life to the leaders. His Majesty also wished their peoples further progress and prosperity. His Majesty prayed to Allah the Almighty to accept their fasting and prayers and for the return of this and similar occasions on them while ...

HM The Sultan Greets President of Senegal

HM The Sultan Greets President of SenegalMuscat, 4 Apr (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik has sent a cable of greetings to President Bassirou Diomaye of the Republic of Senegal 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 Bassirou. His Majesty also wished the people of Senegal further progress and prosperity.--- Ends/Anas ...

HM The Sultan Issues Royal Decree

HM The Sultan Issues Royal DecreeMuscat, 3 Apr (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik today issued a Royal Decree No. (22/2024) on ratification of an agreement between the Government of the Sultanate of Oman and the Swiss Federal Council on work permit for companions of official employees, signed in Muscat on 30 November 2023.Article (1) ratifies the aforesaid agreement as per the version attached to this decree.Article (2) says that this decree shall be published in the Official Gazette and enforced from its date of issue.—- Ends/Khalid ...

HM The Sultan Congratulates President of Senegal

HM The Sultan Congratulates President of SenegalMuscat, 1 Apr (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik has sent a cable of congratulations to President Bassirou Diomaye of the Republic of Senegal on the occasion of winning the presidential elections of his country.In the cable, His Majesty the Sultan expressed his heartfelt sentiments to President Bassirou Diomaye, wishing him success in leading the people of Senegal towards further progress. His Majesty also wished the bilateral relations further development and prosperity. --- Ends/Thuraiya/Anas ...

HM The Sultan Issues Royal Decree Promulgating Biosignatures Law

HM The Sultan Issues Royal Decree Promulgating Biosignatures Law Muscat, 26 Mar (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik today issued Royal decree No. (21/2024) on promulgating the Biosignatures Law, after presenting the same before the Council of Oman. Article (1) states that the provisions of the Biosignatures Law attached to this decree shall be enforced. Article (2) says that the Inspector General of Police and Customs shall issue the executive regulations of the attached Law. Article (3) cancels all that contradicts the attached Law or contravenes its ...

HM The Sultan Issues Three Royal Decrees

HM The Sultan Issues Three Royal Decrees Muscat, 25 Mar (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik today issued three Royal decrees reading as follows:Royal decree No. (18/2024) amends the Criminal Procedures Law.Article (1) states that the attached amendment shall be made to the Criminal Procedures Law.Article (2) says that this Royal decree shall be published in the Official Gazette and enforced from the day following its date of publishing.Royal decree No. (19/2024) promulgates the Sultan Qaboos University System.Article (1) states that the provisions of Sultan Qaboos ...

HM The Sultan Greets President of Bangladesh

HM The Sultan Greets President of Bangladesh Muscat, 25 Mar (ONA)--- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik has sent a cable of greetings to President Mohammed Shahabuddin of the People's Republic of Bangladesh on the occasion of his country’s Independence Anniversary. In the cable, His Majesty the Sultan expressed his sincere sentiments and best wishes of good health and happiness to President  Shahabuddin. His Majesty also wished the people of Bangladesh further development and growth. ---Ends/Thuraiya/KH ...

HM The Sultan Greets President of Greece

HM The Sultan Greets President of GreeceMuscat, 24 Mar (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik has sent a cable of greetings to President Katerina Sakellaropoulou of the Republic of Greece on her country's National Day.In the cable, His Majesty the Sultan expressed his sincere sentiments and best wishes to President Sakellaropoulou and the people of Greece. ---Ends/Thuraiya/Anas ...

HH Honourable Lady, Spouse of The Sultan of Oman Extends Greetings on Mother’s Day

HH Honourable Lady, Spouse of The Sultan of Oman Extends Greetings on Mother’s DayMuscat, 21 Mar (ONA) --- Her Highness the Honourable Lady Assayida Ahd Abdullah Hamad Al Busaidi, Spouse of the Sultan of Oman, has expressed greetings on the occasion of Mother’s Day to mothers in the Sultanate of Oman and the world. The message reads as follows:“We are delighted to greet mothers in our beloved homeland Oman and mothers in all parts of the world on the occasion of Mother’s Day, which falls on the 21st of March every year. We wish all mothers prosperity, success, dignity, a ...

HM The Sultan Congratulates President of Indonesia

HM The Sultan Congratulates President of IndonesiaMuscat, 21 Mar (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik has sent a cable of congratulations to President Prabowo Subianto of Republic of Indonesia on the occasion of winning the presidential elections of his country. In the cable, His Majesty the Sultan expressed his heartfelt sentiments to President Subianto, wishing him success in leading the people of Indonesia towards further progress. His Majesty also wished the bilateral relations further development and prosperity. --- Ends/Thuraiya/Anas ...