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HM The Sultan Greets King of Saudi Arabia

HM The Sultan Greets King of Saudi Arabia Muscat, 21 Feb (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik has sent a cable of greetings to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) on his country’s Founding Day anniversary. In the cable, His Majesty expressed his heartfelt sentiments and best wishes to King Salman, wishing him good health, happiness and a long life. His Majesty also prayed to Allah the Almighty for the return of this and similar occasions on King Salman while the people of Saudi Arabia realize ...

HM The Sultan Greets President of Lithuania

HM The Sultan Greets President of LithuaniaMuscat, 15 Feb (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik has sent a cable of greetings to President Gitanas Nauseda of the Republic of Lithuania 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 Nauseda. His Majesty also wished the people of Lithuania further development and growth. --- Ends/Thuraiya/Anas ...

His Majesty the Sultan Congratulates President of Finland

His Majesty the Sultan Congratulates President of FinlandMuscat, 14 Feb (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik has sent a cable of congratulations to Dr. Alexander Stubb on the occasion of being elected as the new president of the Republic of Finland. In the cable, His Majesty the Sultan expressed his sincere sentiments and best wishes of good health and happiness to President Dr. Alexander Stubb. His Majesty also wished him success in realizing aspirations of the people of Finland, wishing the relations between the two countries further progress and prosperity. ...

HM The Sultan Greets President of Serbia

HM The Sultan Greets President of SerbiaMuscat, 14 Feb (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik has sent a cable of greetings to President Aleksandar Vucic of the Republic of Serbia 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 Vucic. His Majesty also wished the people of Serbia further progress and prosperity. --- Ends/Thuraiya/Anas ...

HM The Sultan Receives Thanks Cable from King of Jordan

HM The Sultan Receives Thanks Cable from King of Jordan Muscat, 13 Feb (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 congratulatory cable on his birthday. In the cable, King Abdullah II expressed his utmost thanks and appreciation for His Majesty the Sultan’s fraternal feelings and best wishes. He prayed to the Almighty Allah to protect His Majesty and grant him good health and happiness to achieve further progress and prosperity for the ...

HM The Sultan Heads to United Kingdom

HM The Sultan Heads to United KingdomMuscat, 8 Feb (ONA) —— His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik left here today heading for the United Kingdom (UK) on a private visit.May the Almighty Allah protect His Majesty the Sultan in his journeys and grant him good health and wellbeing!—— Ends/Khalid ...

Emir of Kuwait Leaves Oman

Emir of Kuwait Leaves OmanDuqm, 7 Feb (ONA) --- Sheikh Mishal Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah, Emir of the State of Kuwait left here this evening after a two-day state visit to the Sultanate of Oman.His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik led the farewell party of the Emir of Kuwait upon his departure at Duqm Part. His Majesty whished safe return home to the Emir of Kuwait.The Emir of Kuwait was also seen off by HH Sayyid Bilarab bin Haitham Al Said, HH Sayyid Taimour bin Asa’ad Al Said, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Central Bank of Oman, Sayyid Khalid bin Hilal Al Busaidi, ...

HM The Sultan Presides over Opening of Duqm Refinery in Presence of Emir of Kuwait

HM The Sultan Presides over Opening of Duqm Refinery in Presence of Emir of KuwaitDuqm, 7 Feb (ONA) —— His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik presided over the opening of Duqm Refinery and Petrochemical Industries in the Special Economic Zone of Duqm (SEZAD) today, in the presence of Sheikh Mishal Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah, Emir of Kuwait.When the two leaders arrived at the project’s site, they were received by Sultan bin Salim Al Habsi, Minister of Finance, Dr. Imad Mohammad Al Ateeqi, Kuwait’s Minister of Oil, Abdulsalam bin Mohammed Al Murshidi, Chairman of Oman Investment ...

HM The Sultan Issues Three Royal Decrees

HM The Sultan Issues Three Royal Decrees Muscat, 7 Feb (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik today issued three Royal decrees reading as follows: Royal Decree No. 10/2024 defines the specialties of the Ministry of Health and endorses its organizational structure. Article (1) states that the specialties of the Ministry of Health shall be defined in accordance with Annex (1) attached to this decree. Article (2) approves the organizational structure of the Ministry of Health in accordance with Annex (2) attached to this decree. Article (3) cancels Royal Decree ...

HM The Sultan Hosts Luncheon in Honour of Emir of Kuwait

HM The Sultan Hosts Luncheon in Honour of Emir of Kuwait Duqm, 7 Feb (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik hosted luncheon at the Royal Yacht “Fulk Al Salamah” this afternoon in honour of Sheikh Mishal Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah, Emir of the State of Kuwait. The luncheon was attended by some members of the Royal Family, ministers of both sides, undersecretaries and the ambassador of the Sultanate of Oman to the State of Kuwait. --- Ends/Khalid ...

Emir of Kuwait Arrives in Duqm

Emir of Kuwait Arrives in DuqmDuqm, 7 Feb (ONA) —— Sheikh Mishal Al Ahmed Al Jaber Al Sabah, Emir of Kuwait arrived in the Wilayat of Duqm, the Governorate of Al Wusta, today to attend the opening ceremony of Duqm Refinery and Petrochemical Industries, within the context of the state visit made to Oman by the Emir.His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik led the welcoming party for the Emir.When the jet touched ground at Duqm Airport, His Majesty the Sultan met the guest at the foot of the ramp.Along with His Majesty the Sultan, Sheikh Mishal was received by HH Sayyid Bilarab bin Haitham Al ...

HM The Sultan Congratulates President of El Salvador

HM The Sultan Congratulates President of El SalvadorMuscat, 7 Feb (ONA) —- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik has sent a cable of congratulations to President Nayib Bukele of the Republic of El Salvador on the occasion of re-electing him as a president for a new presidential term.In the cable, His Majesty the Sultan expressed his sincere sentiments and best wishes of success to President Bukele to achieve aspirations of the people of El Salvador. His Majesty also wished the friendship relations between the two countries further progress and growth.—- Ends/Khalid ...

HM The Sultan Hosts Dinner in Honour of Emir of Kuwait

HM The Sultan Hosts Dinner in Honour of Emir of KuwaitMuscat, 6 Feb (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik hosted an official dinner at Al Alam Palace guesthouse this evening in honour of Sheikh Mishal Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah, Emir of the State of Kuwait.The dinner was attended by some members of the Royal Family, ministers, commanders of the Sultan's Armed Forces (SAF) and the Royal Oman Police, as well as ambassadors of Arab and friendly countries, some members of the State Council and Shura Council, undersecretaries and some ambassadors at the Foreign Ministry.--- Ends/AH ...

HM The Sultan and Emir of Kuwait Exchange Orders, Mementos

HM The Sultan and Emir of Kuwait Exchange Orders, MementosMuscat, 6 Feb (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik and Sheikh Mishal Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah, Emir of the State of Kuwait, exchanged orders and commemorative gifts at Al Alam Palace this evening on the occasion of the visit made to Oman by the Emir of Kuwait.His Majesty the Sultan conferred the "Al Said Order", Oman’s most lofty accolade, on Sheikh Mishal Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah, in commendation for Sheikh Mishal and in manifestation of the deep-rooted fraternal relations binding the two countries and their ...

HM The Sultan, Emir of Kuwait Hold Official Talks

HM The Sultan, Emir of Kuwait Hold Official TalksMuscat, 6 Feb (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik and Sheikh Mishal Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah, Emir of the State of Kuwait held an official session of talks at Al Alam Palace today.At the outset of the session, His Majesty the Sultan reiterated his welcome to Sheikh Mishal, being an eminent guest of the Sultanate of Oman, wishing him and his accompanying delegation a pleasant stay.On his turn, Sheikh Mishal expressed his utmost thanks and appreciation to His Majesty the Sultan for the warm welcome and hospitality.The session ...

Emir of Kuwait Arrives in Oman

Emir of Kuwait Arrives in OmanMuscat, 6 Feb (ONA) --- Sheikh Mishal Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah, Emir of the State of Kuwait arrived here today on a two-day state visit to the Sultanate of Oman.His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik led the welcoming party for the Emir of Kuwait.When the jet touched ground at the Royal Airport, His Majesty the Sultan met the guest at the foot of the ramp, welcoming him and wishing him and his accompanying delegation a pleasant stay in Oman.When the guest’s jet entered the Omani airspace, it was escorted by a squadron of military aircrafts till its arrival at ...

HM The Sultan Greets Governor General of New Zealand

HM The Sultan Greets Governor General of New ZealandMuscat, 5 Feb (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik has sent a cable of greetings to Cindy Kiro, Governor General of New Zealand on her country’s National Day.In the cable, His Majesty the Sultan expressed his sincere sentiments and best wishes of good health and happiness to Governor-General Cindy Kiro. His Majesty also wished the people of New Zealand further progress and prosperity. --- Ends/Thuraiya/Anas ...

HM The Sultan Condoles President of Namibia

HM The Sultan Condoles President of Namibia Muscat, 5 Feb (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik has sent a cable of condolences to President Nangolo Mbumba of the Republic of Namibia on the death of President Hage Geingob. His Majesty the Sultan expressed his heartfelt condolences to President Mbumba, the family of the deceased and the people of Namibia. ---Ends/Thuraiya/Anas ...

HM The Sultan Condoles President of Chile

HM The Sultan Condolences President of ChileMuscat, 5 Feb (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik has sent a cable of condolences to President Gabriel Boric of the Republic of Chile on victims of wildfires that broke out in central Chile.In the cable, His Majesty the Sultan expressed his sincere sentiments to President Gabriel Boric, families of the victims and the people of Chile, wishing the injured a speedy recovery. --- Ends/Thuraiya/Anas ...

Emir of Kuwait to Pay State Visit to Oman After Tomorrow

Emir of Kuwait to Pay State Visit to Oman After Tomorrow Muscat, 4 Feb (ONA) --- HH Sheikh Mishal Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah, Emir of the State of Kuwait will pay a state visit to the Sultanate of Oman after tomorrow (Tuesday). This was stated in a statement issued by the Diwan of Royal Court today, reading as follows: “In embodiment of the advanced ties between the Sultanate of Oman and the State of Kuwait, and in affirmation of cooperation between them in various spheres and levels, HH Sheikh Mishal Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah, Emir of the State of Kuwait ...

HM The Sultan Greets President of China

HM The Sultan Greets President of ChinaMuscat, 4 Feb (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik has sent a cable of greetings to President Xi Jinping of the People's Republic of China on the occasion of the Chinese New Year.In the cable, His Majesty the Sultan expressed his sincere sentiments and best wishes of good health and happiness to President Xi. His Majesty also wished the Chinese people further progress. --- Ends/Thuraiya/AG ...

HM The Sultan Issues Royal Decree Ratifying Air Services Agreement Between Oman, Gambia

HM The Sultan Issues Royal Decree Ratifying Air Services Agreement Between Oman, Gambia Muscat, 1 Feb (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik today issued Royal decree No. (7/2024) on ratifying the agreement of air services between the Government of the Sultanate of Oman and the Government of the Republic of Gambia, signed in Riyadh on 4 December 2023. The decree reads as follows: Article (1) ratifies the aforementioned agreement in accordance with the version attached to this decree. Article (2) says that this Royal decree shall be published in the Official Gazette ...

HM The Sultan Receives Phone Call from British PM

HM The Sultan Receives Phone Call from British PM Muscat, 1 Feb (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik today received a phone call from Rishi Sunak, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (UK) dealing with aspects of bilateral cooperation between Oman and the UK, as well as the developments taking place in the region, especially events in the Palestinian front. His Majesty the Sultan stressed the need to stop the military operations in the Palestinian territories, protect civilians and secure the supply of humanitarian aid for the Palestinian people. His Majesty the ...

HM The Sultan Receives Phone Call from King of Belgians

HM The Sultan Receives Phone Call from King of Belgians Muscat, 1 Feb (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik today received a phone call from King Philippe Leopold Louis Marie, King of the Belgians. Their conversation covered aspects of bilateral cooperation, notably the progress made in the areas of investment, economic, cultural cooperation and partnership between the ports of the two friendly countries. During the call, His Majesty the Sultan and King Philippe Leopold exchanged views on political issues of common concern, notably the need to back efforts to reach an ...

Royal Orders Issued for Annual Budget to Provide Blood Glucose Electronic Sensors for Diabetic Children

Royal Orders Issued for Annual Budget to Provide Blood Glucose Electronic Sensors for ChildrenMuscat, 1 Feb (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik has issued Royal orders to allocate an annual budget for the Ministry of Health to help provide electronic sensor devices to be used in measuring glucose levels in diabetic children.The budget will also be used in the procurement of insulin pumps for children who are under-school age, children in pre-school education (kindergarten and pre-school) and Omani school students under the age of 18 who are suffering from type 1 ...

HM The Sultan Issues Two Royal Decrees

HM The Sultan Issues Two Royal Decrees Muscat, 31 Jan (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik today issued two Royal decrees reading as follows: Royal Decree No. (5/2024) amends some provisions of the Tax Authority System (law). Article (1) states that the text of Article (6) of the Tax Authority’s System (law) promulgated by Royal Decree No. 75/2020 shall be replaced with the following text: “The Tax Authority shall have a Chairman to be appointed by Royal decree”. Article (2) cancels all that contradicts this decree or contravenes its ...

HM The Sultan Congratulates King of Malaysia

HM The Sultan Congratulates King of MalaysiaMuscat, 31 Jan (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik has sent a cable of congratulations to Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar, King of Malaysia on the occasion of his accession to the throne.In the cable, His Majesty the Sultan expressed his heartfelt sentiments to the King of Malaysia, wishing him success in leading the people of Malaysia towards further progress and prosperity. His Majesty also wished the bilateral relations further development and growth. ---Ends/Thuraiya/Anas ...

HM The Sultan Receives Phone Call from Prime Minister of Canada

HM The Sultan Receives Phone Call from Prime Minister of CanadaMuscat, 29 Jan (ONA) —- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik today received a phone call from Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada.During the telephonic conversation, the two sides reviewed fields of the bilateral cooperation between the two countries, in addition to exchanging points of view on a range of regional and international issues of common concern, the foremost of which covered the latest developments in Palestine, as well as the regional developments.His Majesty the Sultan expressed his thanks to the Canadian ...

HM the Sultan Greets King of Jordon

HM the Sultan Greets King of JordonMuscat, 29 Jan (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 the occasion of his birthday.In the cable, His Majesty the sultan expressed his heartfelt sentiments along with his best wishes of good health, happiness and along life to King Abdullah II. His Majesty also prayed to Allah the Almighty for the return of this and similar occasions on King Abdullah II while the people of Jordan realize aspirations of further progress and prosperity. ...

Royal Decree Ratifies Oman-Rwanda Air Services Agreement

Royal Decree Ratifies Oman-Rwanda Air Services AgreementMuscat, 28 Jan (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik today issued Royal Decree No. (4/2024) on ratifying the agreement of air services between the government of the Sultanate of Oman and the government of the Republic of Rwanda, signed in Riyadh on 4 December 2023. The decree reads as follows: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 date of issue.--- ...