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HM The Sultan Pardons Prisoners

         Muscat, Nov 17 (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said, the Supreme Commander, has issued a Royal pardon to a number of prisoners convicted of different cases. They included 332 prisoners, 142 of them are foreign prisoners.              His Majesty, the Supreme Commander's Royal pardon coincides with the 49th Glorious National Day 2019 and in consideration of families of those prisoners. --- ...

HM The Sultan Congratulates President of Latvia

            Muscat, Nov 17 (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said has sent a cable of congratulations to President Egils Levits of the Republic of Latvia on the occasion of the Proclamation Day of the Republic.            In his cable, His Majesty the Sultan expressed his sincere congratulations along with his best wishes to President Levits and his country's friendly people. --- ...

HM The Sultan Congratulates King of Morocco

                   Muscat, Nov 17 (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said has sent a cable of congratulations to King Mohammed VI of the Kingdom of Morocco on the occasion of the Independence Anniversary of the sisterly Kingdom of Morocco.           In his cable, His Majesty the Sultan expressed his sincere congratulations along with his best wishes of good health, happiness and a long life to King Mohammed VI, praying to Allah the Almighty for the return of this occasion on him to ...

HM The Sultan Gives Audience to American Ambassador

Muscat, Nov.15 (ONA) ---- His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said gave an audience at Bait Al Barakah to Marc J. Sievers, USA Ambassador to the Sultanate to bid His Majesty farewell at the end of his tour of duty as his country's ambassador to the Sultanate.      During the audience the ambassador expressed his thanks to His Majesty the Sultan for the support extended to him during his tour of duty in serving the existing relations between the two friendly countries.  He also expressed his sincere wishes of good health and happiness to His Majesty, and the Omani people ...

HM the Sultan Presides Over Council of Ministers Meeting

Muscat, Nov.15 (ONA) ---- His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said presided over a meeting of the Council of Ministers at Bait Al Barakah. At the outset of the meeting, His Majesty the Sultan gave thanks and praise to the Almighty Allah for the bounties with which He endowed Oman.  He prayed to the Almighty to eternalize these riches for the Sultanate and its people. Then, His Majesty the Sultan reviewed a number of local, regional and international issues.  On the domestic front, His Majesty expressed his satisfaction with ...

On behalf of HM The Sultan, Sayyid Fahd Receives CPPCC Chairman

          Muscat, Nov 14 (ONA) --- On behalf of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said, Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmoud al-Said, Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministers today received Wang Yang, Chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), Member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee.            The guest conveyed greetings of the leadership of China along with best wishes to His Majesty, and the Omani people further ...

HM The Sultan Gives Audience to KSA Deputy Defence Minister

 Muscat, Nov 11 (ONA) —- His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said gave an audience at Bait Al Barakah this evening to Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, Deputy Minister of Defence in the sisterly Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). During the audience, the KSA guest conveyed greetings of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud of the KSA to His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said along with his best wishes of permanent health and wellbeing to His Majesty, and the Omani people further progress and prosperity. on his turn, His Majesty the Sultan ...

HM The Sultan Receives Thanks Cable from Egyptian President

          Muscat, Nov 11 (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said has received a cable of thanks from President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of the Arab Republic of Egypt in reply to His Majesty's congratulatory cable to him on the occasion of the 6th October Anniversary.           In his cable, President el-Sisi expressed his thanks and appreciation for His Majesty the Sultan's congratulations. He pointed out that such congratulations reflect the deep-rooted, distinguished, historic relations ...

HM The Sultan Receives Thanks Cable from King of Spain

             Muscat, Nov 11 (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said has received a cable of thanks from King Felipe VI of the Kingdom of Spain in reply to His Majesty's greetings cable to him on the occasion of his country's National Day.                                In his cable, King Felipe VI expressed his utmost thanks and appreciation for His Majesty the Sultan's greetings and ...

HM The Sultan Issues Royal Decree

     Muscat, Nov.07 (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said today issued a Royal Decree No.78/2019, on the appointment of a Secretary General for Majlis A’Shura. Article (1) appoints Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Nassir al-Naddabi as a Secretary General of Majlis A’Shura.   Article (2) says that this decree shall be published in the Official Gazette and enforced with effect from its date of ...

HM the Sultan Sends Congratulatory Cable to UAE President

Muscat, Nov.06 (ONA) ---- His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said has sent a Congratulatory Cable to  Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al- Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, on the occasion of renewing confidence in him as Chairman of the Supreme Council of the UAE.    His Majesty the Sultan expressed his sincere congratulations and best wishes to Sheikh Khalifa, praying to Allah the Almighty to grant him good health, well-being and a long life, and to help him to continue to achieve further progress and development for the brotherly Emirati people. --- ...

HM the Sultan Issues Two Royal Decrees

Muscat, Nov.06 (ONA) ---- His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said today issued two Royal decrees as follows: Royal Decree No.75/2019 on the promulgation of Law on Practising Medicine and Auxiliary Medical Professions after presenting the new statute before the Council of Oman (Majlis Oman). Article (1) states that the attached Law on Practising Medicine and Auxiliary Medical Professions shall be enforced. Article (2) stipulates that the Minister of Health shall issue the Bylaw (executive regulation) for the attached Law within a period not exceeding one year from its date of issue and ...

ROHM Presents Military Musical Concert Marking National Day

       Muscat, Nov 5 (ONA) --- The Royal Opera House Muscat (ROHM) and the Omani Military Music band present annually in November a wide range of military performances, as part of the Sultanate's celebrations of its glorious National Day.         The performances will be held under the patronage of Sayyid Khalid bin Hilal Al Busaidi, Minister of the Diwan of Royal Court, with the participation of the music bands of the Royal Guard of Oman, the Royal Army of Oman, the Royal Air Force of Oman, the Royal Navy of Oman, Royal Oman Police, ...

HM Receives Thanks Cable from Chairmen of GCC Supreme Courts

Muscat, Nov 5 (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said has received a cable of thanks and gratitude from Chairmen of the GCC Supreme and Cassation Courts on the occasion of their fifth regular meeting, which was held in Muscat today.       In their cable, they expressed their utmost thanks and gratitude to His Majesty the Sultan and the Sultanate's government for the warm welcome and generous hospitality extended to them.        They praised the support accorded by His Majesty to the GCC blessed march, praying to Allah the Almighty to ...

Participants in GCC Housing Ministers 17th Meeting Send Thanks Cable to HM the Sultan

       Muscat, Nov.04 (ONA) ---- The participants in the 17th meeting of the GCC Housing Ministers sent a cable of thanks and gratitude to His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said on the occasion of the conclusion of their meeting held in Muscat today.    The participants in their cable expressed their sincere thanks and gratitude to His Majesty for the generous welcome and honor extended to them and the participating delegations in their second homeland, appreciating the support of His Majesty  and the GCC leaders to the joint housing action, praying Allah the ...

HM the Sultan Condoles Korean President

Muscat, Oct 31 (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said has cent a cable of condolences to President Moon Jae-in of the Republic of Korea on the death of his mother.       In his cable, His Majesty expressed his sincere condolences and sympathy to President Jae-in, the bereaved's family and the friendly Korean ...

HM Congratulates Algerian President

Muscat, Oct 31 (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said has sent a cable of congratulations to President Abdul Qadir bin Saleh of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria on the occasion of his country's National Day.        In his cable, His Majesty the Sultan expressed his sincere congratulations along with his best wishes of good health, well-being and a long life to President Saleh, praying to Allah the Almighty for the return of this occasion on him and the brotherly people of Algeria to achieve their aspirations of progress ...

HM Congratulates Governor General of Antigua and Barbuda

    Muscat, Oct 31 (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said has sent a cable of congratulations to Dr. Rodney Williams, Governor General of Antigua and Barbuda on the occasion of his country's Independence Anniversary.       In his cable, His Majesty the Sultan expressed his sincere congratulations and best wishes to Dr. Williams and his country’s friendly people. --- ...

HM Receives Thanks Cable from GCC Health Ministers

       Muscat, Oct 30 (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said has received a cable of thanks and gratitude from the GCC Health Ministers on the occasion of concluding the 5th meeting of the GCC Health Minister Committee, held in Muscat today, 30 October 2019.        In their cable, they expressed their utmost thanks and gratitude to His Majesty for the warm welcome the generous hospitality extended to the participating delegations in their second homeland, valuing the support accorded by His Majesty and the GCC leaders to ...

HM The Sultan Receives Thanks Cable from GCC Environment Ministers

           Muscat, Oct 30 (ONA) --- The GCC Environment Affairs Ministers sent a cable of thanks and gratitude to His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said at the end of their 21st meeting and the conclusion of the 39th meeting of GCC Environment Undersecretaries, which were held in Muscat.          They expressed their sincere thanks and appreciation to His Majesty the Sultan for the warm welcome extended to the participating delegations. They valued the support accorded by His Majesty the Sultan and the GCC leaders to ...

HM the Sultan Receives Thanks, Gratitude Cable from GCC Ministers Responsible for Islamic Affairs, Awqaf

Muscat, Oct.29 (ONA) ---- The GCC Ministers Responsible for Islamic Affairs and Awqaf sent today a cable of thanks and gratitude to His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said on the occasion of the conclusion of the fifth meeting held in Muscat today.    They expressed their sincere thanks and gratitude for the warm welcome and generous hospitality extended to them and the participating delegations in their second homeland, praying to Allah the Almighty to protect his majesty and grant him a long life, good health and happiness and to grant Oman and its people progress and prosperity under ...

HM The Sultan Issues Two Royal Decrees

Muscat, Oct.29 (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said today issued two Royal decrees, as follows:   Royal Decree No. 73/2019 on the appointment of an Adviser at the Ministry of Legal Affairs.   Article (1) appoints Hussein bin Ali bin Zahir al-Hinai as Adviser at the Ministry of Legal Affairs with the Special Grade.   Article (2) says that this decree shall be published in the Official Gazette and enforced from its date of issue.   Royal Decree No. 74/2019 on the appointment of an Attorney General.   Article (1) appoints Nasr bin Khamis ...

HM The Sultan Congratulates President of Mozambique

           Muscat, Oct 28 (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said has sent a cable of congratulations to President Filipe Nyusi of the Republic of Mozambique on the occasion of him being re-elected as a President of the Republic for a new presidential term.              In his cable, His Majesty the Sultan expressed his sincere congratulations along with his best wishes of success to President Nyusi in leading the friendly people of Mozambique towards further progress, and the good ...

HM The Sultan Congratulates President of Turkey

             Muscat, Oct 28 (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said has sent a cable of congratulations to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of the Republic of Turkey on the occasion of the 96th anniversary the declaration of the Republic.              In his cable, His Majesty expressed his sincere congratulations along with his best wishes of good health and happiness to President Erdogan and the friendly Turkish people further progress and prosperity. --- ...

The GCC Secretariat Thanks HM the Sultan for Hosting the GCC Days

Riyadh, Oct.27 (ONA) ---- Ambassador Hamad bin Rashid al- Mari, GCC Assistant Secretary-General for Legislative and Legal Affairs / Chairman of the GCC Secretariat General’s team in the organization of the GCC Days, expressed, on behalf of the Secretariat, his thanks and gratitude to His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said, Chairman of the current session of the GCC Supreme Council, for the Sultanate’s hosting, as being the chairman of the current session, of the GCC Supreme Council of the recently concluded GCC Days. He also thanked His Majesty the Sultan for the support provided ...

The GCC Secretariat Thanks HM the Sultan for Hosting the GCC Days

     Riyadh, Oct.27 (ONA) ---- Ambassador Hamad bin Rashid al- Mari, GCC Assistant Secretary-General for Legislative and Legal Affairs / Chairman of the GCC Secretariat General’s team in the organization of the GCC Days, expressed, on behalf of the Secretariat, his thanks and gratitude to His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said, Chairman of the current session of the GCC Supreme Council, for the Sultanate’s hosting, as being the chairman of the current session, of the GCC Supreme Council of the recently concluded GCC Days. He also thanked His Majesty the Sultan for the ...

HM The Sultan Congratulates Czech President

Muscat, Oct 27 (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said has sent a cable of congratulations to President Milos Zeman of the Czech Republic on the occasion of his country's National Day.        In his cable, His Majesty expressed his sincere congratulations along with his best wishes to President Zeman and the friendly people of his country.   ---- ...

Assigned by HM the Sultan, State Council Chairman Heads to Azerbaijan

      Muscat, Oct 24 (ONA) --- Assigned by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said, Dr. Yahya bin Mahfoudh al-Manthri, Chairman of the State Council left here today heading to the Republic of Azerbaijan to lead the Sultanate's delegation in the 18th Summit of Heads of State or Government of the Non-Aligned Movement, scheduled to be held in the Azerbaijani Capital, Baku on October 25th and 26th.            Dr. al- Manthri is accompanied by Sheikh Khalifa bin Ali al-Harthi, Undersecretary of the Foreign Ministry for ...

HM The Sultan Receives Thanks Cable from GCC Municipal Affairs Ministers

         Muscat, Oct 23 (ONA) --- The GCC ministers of municipal affairs sent a cable of thanks and gratitude to His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said at the end of their 22nd meeting, which was held in Muscat today.           They expressed their sincere thanks and appreciation to His Majesty the Sultan for the warm welcome and generous hospitality extended to the participating delegations. They valued the support provided by His Majesty the Sultan and the GCC leaders to the joint municipal ...

HM The Sultan Receives Thanks Cable from GCC Municipal Affairs Ministers

         Muscat, Oct 23 (ONA) --- The GCC ministers of municipal affairs sent a cable of thanks and gratitude to His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said at the end of their 22nd meeting, which was held in Muscat today.           They expressed their sincere thanks and appreciation to His Majesty the Sultan for the warm welcome and generous hospitality extended to the participating delegations. They valued the support provided by His Majesty the Sultan and the GCC leaders to the joint municipal ...