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HM The Sultan Greets King of Thailand

HM The Sultan Greets King of ThailandMuscat, 6 Dec (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik has sent a cable of greetings to King Maha Vajiralongkorn of Thailand 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 King Vajiralongkorn. His Majesty also wished the people of Thailand further progress and prosperity. ---Ends/Thuraiya/Anas ...

HM The Sultan Greets President of Finland

HM The Sultan Greets President of FinlandMuscat, 5 Dec (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik has sent a cable of greetings to President Sauli Niinisto of the Republic of Finland on his country's Independence Anniversary.In the cable, His Majesty expressed his sincere sentiments and best wishes to President Niinisto and the people of Finland. ---Ends/Thuraiya/Anas ...

HM The Sultan Hosts Dinner in Honour of President of Swiss Confederation

HM The Sultan Hosts Dinner in Honour of President of Swiss ConfederationMuscat, 30 Nov (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik hosted an official dinner at Al Alam Palace guesthouse this evening in honour of President Dr. Alain Berset of the Swiss Confederation and his accompanying delegation, on the occasion of his visit to the Sultanate of Oman.The dinner was attended by some members of the Royal Family, ministers and officials.Later, His Majesty the Sultan bid farewell to the President of Swiss Confederation, wishing him a pleasant stay during his visit to Oman and a safe return ...

HM The Sultan Greets President of Romania

HM The Sultan Greets President of Romania Muscat, 30 Nov (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik has sent a cable of greetings to President Klaus Iohannis of Romania on his country’s National Day. In the cable, His Majesty expressed his heartfelt sentiments and best wishes to the President of Romania and his country’s people. --- Ends/Anas ...

HM The Sultan, President of Swiss Confederation Hold Official Talks

HM The Sultan, President of Swiss Confederation Hold Official TalksMuscat, 30 Nov ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik and President Dr. Alain Berset of the Swiss Confederation 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 President Berset, wishing him and his accompanying delegation a pleasant stay.On his turn, the President of the Swiss Confederation expressed his utmost thanks and appreciation to His Majesty the Sultan for the warm welcome and hospitality.The session explored areas ...

HM The Sultan Receives President of Swiss Confederation

HM The Sultan Receives President of Swiss ConfederationMuscat, 30 Nov (ONA) —— His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik received President Dr. Alain Berset of the Swiss Confederation, who began an official visit to the Sultanate of Oman.The President of the Swiss Confederation was accorded an official reception ceremony today.Upon the arrival of the motorcade of the guest at Al Alam Palace courtyard, the Royal Guard of Oman (RGO) band played a welcoming tune, to the accompaniment of trumpets.After that, His Majesty the Sultan accompanied the President of the Swiss Confederation to the Dais ...

HM The Sultan Hosts Dinner in Honour of German President

HM The Sultan Hosts Dinner in Honour of German PresidentMuscat, 28 Nov (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik hosted an official dinner at Al Alam Palace guesthouse this evening in honour of President Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier of the Federal Republic of Germany and his accompanying delegation, on the occasion of his visit to the Sultanate of Oman.The dinner was attended by some members of the Royal Family, ministers and officials.Later, His Majesty the Sultan bid farewell to the German President, wishing him a pleasant stay during his visit to Oman and a safe return home.—- ...

HM The Sultan, German President Hold Official Talks

HM The Sultan, German President Hold Official TalksMuscat, 28 Nov ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik and President Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier of the Federal Republic of Germany 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 President Steinmeier, wishing him and his accompanying delegation a pleasant stay.On his turn, the German President expressed his utmost thanks and appreciation to His Majesty the Sultan for the warm welcome and hospitality.The session reviewed bilateral relations and ...

HM The Sultan Receives President of Germany

HM The Sultan Receives President of GermanyMuscat, 28 Nov (ONA) —— His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik received President Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier of the Federal Republic of Germany, who began an official visit to the Sultanate of Oman.The German President was accorded an official reception ceremony today.Upon the arrival of the motorcade of the German President at Al Alam Palace external courtyard, a squadron of cavalry lined the two sides of the road to the gate of the palace, welcoming the guest.Then, the Royal Guard of Oman (RGO) band played a welcoming tune, to the ...

HM The Sultan Greets President of Albania

HM The Sultan Greets President of AlbaniaMuscat, 27 Nov (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik has sent a cable of greetings to President Bajram Begaj of the Republic of Albania 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 Begaj. His Majesty also wished the people of Albania further progress and prosperity. ---Ends/Thuraiya/Anas ...

HM The Sultan Greets President of Mauritania

HM The Sultan Greets President of MauritaniaMuscat, 27 Nov (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik has sent a cable of greetings to President Mohamed Ould Cheikh El Ghazouani of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania on his country’s Independence Day.In the cable, His Majesty the Sultan expressed his sincere sentiments and best wishes of good health and happiness to President El Ghazouani. His Majesty also wished the people of Mauritania further progress and prosperity. ---Ends/Thuraiya/Anas ...

Royal Decree Restructures Oman Development Bank

Royal Decree Restructures Oman Development BankMuscat, 20 Nov (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik today issued Royal Decree No. 84/2023 on restructuring Oman Development Bank. It reads as follows: Article (1) stipulates that the name of “Oman Development Bank” shall be amended to “Development Bank” and that the provisions of the bylaw attached to this decree shall be applied in this regard. Article (2) states that the Development Bank shall draft its articles of association in accordance with the Commercial Companies Law promulgated under Royal Decree ...

HM The Sultan Presides over 53rd National Day Military Parade

HM The Sultan Presides over 53rd National Day Military ParadeAdam, 18 Nov (ONA) —- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik, the Supreme Commander, presided over a military parade staged at the military parade ground of Adam Air Base in the Governorate of A’Dakhiliyah today on the occasion of the 53rd Glorious National Day.The event saw the participation of symbolic units representing the Royal Army of Oman (RAO), the Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO), the Royal Navy of Oman (RNO), the Royal Guard of Oman (RGO), the Sultan’s Special Force (SSF), the Royal Oman Police (ROP) and the Royal Court ...

HM The Sultan Receives Greetings Cables on 53rd Glorious National Day

HM The Sultan Receives Greetings Cables on 53rd Glorious National Day Muscat, 16 Nov (ONA) --- With the advent of the 53rd Glorious National Day and celebrating the milestone achievements that have covered all parts of our dear Oman under the inspiring leadership of His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik, His Majesty has received cables of greetings on this national occasion from the kings and leaders of Arab, Islamic and foreign countries, crown princes and senior officials. In their cables, the well-wishers commended the wise approach outlined by His Majesty the Sultan in ...

HM The Sultan to Preside over 53rd National Day Military Parade This Saturday

HM The Sultan to Preside over 53rd National Day Military Parade on SaturdayMuscat, 15 Nov (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik, the Supreme Commander, will preside this Saturday (18 November 2023) over the military parade, to be staged at the military parade ground of Adam Air Base in the Governorate of A’Dakhiliya on the occasion of the 53rd Glorious National Day. Symbolic units representing the Royal Army of Oman (RAO), the Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO), the Royal Navy of Oman (RNO), the Royal Guard of Oman (RGO), the Sultan's Special Force (SSF), the Royal ...

HM The Sultan Presides over 8th Term Convening of Council of Oman

HM The Sultan Presides over 8th Term Convening of Council of OmanMuscat, 14 Nov (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik presided over the 8th term’s first annual convening of the Council of Oman, at the council’s premises in the Governorate of Muscat today.Upon the arrival of His Majesty the Sultan in the premises of the Council of Oman, he headed to the Dais of Honour where the Royal Anthem was played while the artillery fired a 21-gun salute for His Majesty. Then, His Majesty the Sultan proceeded to the Hall of the Council where verses from the Holy Quran were recited at the ...

HM The Sultan Issues Royal Decree

HM The Sultan Issues Royal Decree Muscat, 13 Nov (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik today issued a Royal Decree No. 82/2023 appointing a Secretary General for the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister for International Relations and Cooperation Affairs and Personal Representative of His Majesty the Sultan, reading as follows: Article (1) appoints Sheikh Khalifa Hamad Salim Al Badi as a Secretary General for the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister for International Relations and Cooperation Affairs and Personal Representative of His Majesty the Sultan, along with his ...

HM The Sultan to Open 8th Term Convening of Council of Oman on Tuesday

HM The Sultan to Open 8th Term Convening of Council of Oman on Tuesday Muscat, 12 Nov (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik will open after tomorrow (Tuesday) the 8th term’s first annual convening of the Council of Oman, at the council’s premises in the Governorate of Muscat. This was stated by the Diwan of Royal Court in a statement reading as follows: “His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik will open on Tuesday, 14 November 2023, the first annual convening of the 8th term of the Council of Oman, at the council’s premises in Muscat. The convening will be ...

HM The Sultan Receives Phone Call from US President

HM The Sultan Receives Phone Call from US PresidentMuscat, 10 Nov (ONA) —— His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik received today a phone call from President Joe Biden of the United States of America (USA).During the call, the two leaders reviewed fields of bilateral cooperation. They also exchanged viewpoints on regional and international issues of common concern, particularly the latest developments in Palestine.HM The Sultan underscored the importance of halting military operations in Gaza Strip and West Bank, protecting civilians and according top priority to humanitarian aspect.His ...

HM The Sultan Issues Two Royal Decrees

HM The Sultan Issues Two Royal Decrees Muscat, 9 Nov (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik today issued two Royal decrees reading as follows: Royal Decree No. 80/2023 deals with tax exemption. Article (1) stipulates that the Minister of Finance shall be responsible for tax exemption wherever tax exemption is mentioned in laws and Royal decrees. Article (2) cancels all that contradicts this decree or contravenes its provisions. Article (3) says that this decree shall be published in the Official Gazette and enforced from its date of issue. Royal decree ...

HM The Sultan Greets King of Cambodia

HM The Sultan Greets King of Cambodia Muscat, 8 Nov (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik has sent a cable of greetings to King Norodom Sihamoni of the Kingdom of Cambodia 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 King Norodom Sihamoni. His Majesty also wished the people of Cambodia further progress and prosperity. --- Ends/Anas ...

HM The Sultan Issues Two Royal Decrees

HM The Sultan Issues Two Royal Decrees Muscat, 5 Nov (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik today issued two Royal decrees reading as follows: Royal Decree No. 78/2023 deals with oathtaking. Article (1) states that—with the exception of the oath to be taken before the Sultan, the oath to be taken by members of the State Council, the Shura Council and judges—oathtaking stipulated by laws shall be performed by signing an Oath to be written in the following wording: “In the name of Allah, the Almighty, I swear to respect the Basic Law of the State and enforced ...

HM The Sultan Greets President of Panama

HM The Sultan Greets President of PanamaMuscat, 2 Nov (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik has sent a cable of greetings to President Laurentino Cortizo of the Republic of Panama on his country’s National Day.In the cable, His Majesty expressed his sincere sentiments and best wishes to President Cortizo and the people of Panama.--- Ends/AH ...

HM The Sultan Greets President of Dominica

HM The Sultan Greets President of DominicaMuscat, 2 Nov (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik has sent a cable of greetings to President Sylvanie Burton of the Commonwealth of Dominica on her country’s Independence Anniversary.In the cable, His Majesty the Sultan expressed his sincere sentiments and best wishes to President Burton and the people of her country.--- Ends/AH ...

HM The Sultan Issues 2 Royal Decrees

HM The Sultan Issues 2 Royal DecreesMuscat, 1 Nov (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik today issued 2 Royal decrees.Royal Decree No. (75/2023) appointing members at the State Council.Article (1) appoints the following names as members at the State Council.1- Ahmed Saif Musallam Al Rawahi.2- Eng. Ahmed Saleh Ali Al Jahdhami.3- Is’haq Yaaqoub Ahmed Al Sawafi.4- Dr. Bukhait Salim Bukhait Bait Fadhil.5- Dr. Juma Khalifa Mansoor Al Busaidi.6- Dr. Hussain Sulaiman Mohammed Al Salmi.7- Hamad Khamis Abdullah Al Amri.8- Dr. Hamad Salim Rashid Al Rawahi.9- Hamad Nasser ...

HM The Sultan Receives Thanks Cable from Emir of Kuwait

HM The Sultan Receives Thanks Cable from Emir of Kuwait Muscat, 1 Nov (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik has received a cable of thanks from Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmed Al Jabir Al Sabah, Emir of the State of Kuwait in reply to His Majesty’s congratulatory cable on the 3rd anniversary of his accession to power. In the cable, Sheikh Nawaf expressed his utmost thanks and appreciation for His Majesty’s congratulations and best wishes. He lauded the deep-rooted historical and fraternal relations binding the two countries and their peoples, wishing His Majesty good ...

HM The Sultan Issues 4 Royal Decrees

HM The Sultan Issues 4 Royal Decrees Muscat, 31 Oct (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik today issued 4 Royal decrees, reading as follows: Royal Decree No. (71/2023) promulgating the Public Utility Expropriation Law. Article (1) states that the Public Utility Expropriation Law attached to this decree shall be enforced. Article (2) says that the Minister of Housing and Urban Planning shall issue the bylaw (executive regulation) for the attached law after the approval of the Council of Ministers. The minister shall also issue the decisions necessary for the ...

HM The Sultan Greets Governor General of Antigua and Barbuda

HM The Sultan Greets Governor General of Antigua and BarbudaMuscat, 31 Oct (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik has sent a cable of greetings to Dr. Rodney Errey Lawrence, Governor General of Antigua and Barbuda on his country’s Independence Anniversary.In the cable, His Majesty the Sultan expressed his sincere sentiments and best wishes to Governor General of Antigua and Barbuda and people of his country.--- Ends/Thuraiya/KH ...

HM The Sultan Greets President of Algeria

HM The Sultan Greets President of AlgeriaMuscat, 31 Oct (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 National Day.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 occasion on President Tebboune while the Algerian people realize aspirations of further progress ...

HM the Sultan Condoles King of Bahrain

HM the Sultan Condoles King of Bahrain Muscat, 30 Oct (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik has sent a cable of condolences to King Hamad bin Issa Al Khalifa of the Kingdom of Bahrain on the death of Sheikha Noura bint Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa. In the cable, His Majesty the Sultan expressed his heartfelt sympathies and prayed to Allah the Almighty to rest the departed soul in peace in paradise and grant her family patience. ---Ends/Thuraiya/AH ...