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Foreign Minister Bids Farewell to Kenyan Ambassador

Foreign Minister Bids Farewell to Kenyan Ambassador Muscat, 26 May (ONA) --- Sayyid Badr Hamad Al Busaidi, Foreign Minister, received in his office today Amina Ali Abdullah, Ambassador of the Republic of Kenya to the Sultanate of Oman, to bid her farewell at the end of her tour of duty. Sayyid Badr expressed his appreciation for the efforts exerted by the ambassador in enhancing bilateral relations, wishing her success. --- Ends/AG ...

Oman Participates in GCC Information Ministers Meeting in Doha

Oman Participates in GCC Information Ministers Meeting in DohaDoha, 23 May (ONA) --- Represented by the Ministry of Information, the Sultanate of Oman took part today in the 27th GCC Information Ministers meeting held in Doha, Qatar.Oman’s delegation in the meeting was headed by Dr. Abdullah Nasser Al Harrasi, Minister of Information.The ministers discussed issues of significance to the joint GCC media action across various channels, including the radio, television, electronic media and news agencies. The meeting also dealt with GCC countries’ proposals and initiatives on ...

HM The Sultan’s Visit to Jordan Reflects Strength of Advanced Relations: Foreign Minister

HM The Sultan’s Visit to Jordan Reflects Strength of Advanced Relations: Foreign Minister Muscat, 23 May (ONA) --- Sayyid Badr Hamad Al Busaidi, Foreign Minister affirmed that His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik’s “state” visit to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and meeting with King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein underpins the advanced relations between the two countries. The visit also embodies the strength of political, security and military relations between Oman and Jordan and reflects the two countries’ keenness to enhance cooperation and partnership in a bid to ...

Oman, UNICEF Review Efforts Exerted to Address Child Issues

Oman, UNICEF Review Efforts Exerted to Address Child Issues Muscat, 23 May (ONA) --- During his visit to Oman, Marc Rubin, UNICEF Deputy Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa engaged in high-level discussions with government counterparts to address child issues, such as child health and nutrition. The meetings included discussions with key officials from the Ministry of Health, the Foreign Ministry, the National Center for Statistics and Information, the Environment Authority, Oman Human Rights Commission and the Social Protection Fund as well as with the ...

Oman, Jordan Issue Communiqué

Oman, Jordan Issue Communiqué Muscat, 23 May (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik and King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, have expressed their pride over the status of deep-rooted historical relations binding the Sultanate of Oman and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.The two leaders also voiced their keenness to develop these relations and consolidate mechanisms of cooperation in various fields, with the prime objective of achieving comprehensive integration.This was stated in a communiqué issued by the Sultanate of Oman and the ...

Political Affairs Undersecretary, US Envoy Discuss Situation in Yemen

Political Affairs Undersecretary, US Envoy Discuss Situation in YemenMuscat, 23 May (ONA) —— Sheikh Khalifa Ali Al Harthy, Undersecretaryof the Foreign Ministry for Political Affairs received in Muscat today Tim Lenderking, the US Special Envoy to Yemen.The meeting reviewed the efforts made to support the Yemeni parties to reach a political solution that achieves security and stability for Yemen and the countries of the region.It was attended by Ahmed Hashil Al Maskari, Head of the GCC and Regional Neighborhood Department, Ana Escrogima, US Ambassador to Oman and a number of officials ...

Oman, Somalia Sign MoU in Agriculture and Fisheries

Oman, Somalia Sign MoU in Agriculture and FisheriesMuscat, 23 May (ONA) —— The Sultanate of Oman and theFederal Republic of Somalia signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Muscat today.The MoU is related to cooperation in the agricultural and fisheries sectors and related activities.It was signed by Dr. Saud Hamoud Al Habsi, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Water Resources, and Ahmed Hassan Adam, Minister of Fisheries and Blue Economy of the Federal Republic of Somalia.—— Ends/AH ...

Omani Official Delegation Conveys HM The Sultan’s Condolences to Acting President of Iran

Omani Official Delegation Conveys HM The Sultan’s Condolences to Acting President of Iran Tehran, 22 May (ONA) --- At the behest of His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik, an official delegation comprising ministers and top officials conveyed in Tehran today the condolences and sympathies of His Majesty the Sultan to Dr. Mohammad Mokhber, Acting President of the Islamic Republic, on the death of late President Dr. Ebrahim Raisi and his accompanying delegation. The Omani delegation comprised Dr. Abdullah Nasser Al Harrasi, Minister of Information, Dr. Mohammad Said Al ...

HH Sayyid Fahd Receives Participants of UN Tourism Regional Commission 50th Meeting

HH Sayyid Fahd Receives Participants of UN Tourism Regional Commission’s 50th Meeting Muscat, 22 May (ONA) ---- HH Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmoud Al Said, Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministers received today Zurab Pololikashvili, Secretary-General of the UN Tourism and heads of the delegations taking part in the 50th meeting of the UN Tourism Regional Commission for the Middle East and the Conference on “Investing in Tourism: Opportunities and Challenges in Sustainable Financing”, hosted by the Sultanate of Oman. At the outset of the meeting, HH Sayyid Fahd reviewed ...

Health Ministry Ink MoU to Fund Pediatric Surgeries

Health Ministry Ink MoU to Fund Pediatric Surgeries Muscat, 22 May (ONA) ---- The Ministry of Health represented by the Directorate General of Khoula Hospital signed today a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Al Jisr Charitable Foundation to fund pediatric surgeries, with an amount of RO 300,000. The MoU was signed by Sulaiman Nasser Al Haji, Undersecretary of the Health Ministry for Administrative and Financial Affairs, and Dina Fawzi Al Khalili, General Manager of the Foundation. Dr. Rashid Al Alawi, Director General of Khoula Hospital confirmed that the MoU would ...

Agriculture, Fisheries Minister Meets Somalese Counterpart

Agriculture, Fisheries Minister Meets Somalese Counterpart Muscat, 22 May (ONA)--- Dr. Saud Hamoud Al Habsi, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Water Resources today held a meeting with Ahmed Hassan Adam, Minister of Fisheries and Blue Economy of the Federal Republic of Somalia, currently visiting the sultanate of Oman. During the meeting, the two sides discussed means of enhancing cooperation between Oman and Somalia in the fields of fisheries, commercial fishing and fish farming. They also explored ways to promote cooperation in the trade and investment in fish and ...

Ministers Offer Condolences at the Iranian Embassy in Muscat

Ministers Offer Condolences at the Iranian Embassy in Muscat Muscat, 22 May (ONA) --- A number of Omani ministers today offered their condolences at the Iranian Embassy in Muscat on the death of Dr. Ebrahim Raisi, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and his accompanying delegation, following a helicopter crash in Iran’s East Azerbaijan Province, in the northwest of Iran. The ministers were received at the embassy by Mousa Farhang, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the Sultanate of Oman, and members of the diplomatic mission. The ministers expressed their ...

Foreign Ministry Officials Offer Condolences at Iran's Embassy on President’s Demise

Foreign Ministry Officials Offer Condolences at Iran's Embassy on President’s DemiseMuscat, 21 May (ONA) --- A number of officials from the Foreign Ministry today offered their condolences at the Iranian Embassy in Muscat on the death of Dr. Ebrahim Raisi, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and the delegation that accompanied him in a helicopter crash in Iran’s north-western province of East Azerbaijan.The officials were received at the embassy by Mousa Farhang, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the Sultanate of Oman, and members of the Iranian diplomatic ...

Oman Participates in Preparatory Session for GCC Information Ministers’ 27th Meeting

Oman Participates in Preparatory Session for GCC Information Ministers’ 27th Meeting Doha, 21 May (ONA) --- The Sultanate of Oman, represented by the Ministry of Information, today participated in a preparatory session for the 27th meeting of GCC Ministers of Information. Oman’s delegation at the preparatory session, held in Doha, Qatar, was headed by Mohammed Said Al Balushi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Information. The officials looked into several topics on the agenda, namely establishing regulatory measures for electronic commercial advertising on social ...

Royal Office Minister Receives French Ambassador

Royal Office Minister Receives French Ambassador Muscat, 21 May (ONA) ---- Gen. Sultan Mohammed Al Nu’amani, Minister of the Royal Office received in his office today Veronique Aulagnon, Ambassador of the French Republic to the Sultanate of Oman, to bid her farewell at the end of her tour of duty. During the meeting, Gen. Al Nu’amani thanked the ambassador for the efforts she exerted to promote areas of cooperation between Oman and France, wishing her success in future endeavors. On her turn, the ambassador expressed her thanks for the cooperation extended to her during ...

Royal Office Minister Receives Austrian Ambassador

Royal Office Minister Receives Austrian Ambassador Muscat, 21 May (ONA) ---- Gen. Sultan Mohammed Al Nu’amani, Minister of the Royal Office received in his office today Christophe Ceska, Ambassador of the Republic of Austria to the Sultanate of Oman. During the meeting, the two sides reviewed march of the cooperation relations between the two countries and underlined the friendship relations between Oman and Austria. They also touched on a set of current regional and international issues. --- Ends/AH ...

HM The Sultan Receives Written Message from Chairman of Sudan’s Sovereignty Council

HM The Sultan Receives Written Message from Chairman of Sudan’s Sovereignty Council Muscat, 21 May (ONA) ---- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik has received a written message from Gen. Abdul Fattah Al Burhan, Chairman of the Transitional Sovereignty Council in the Republic of Sudan. The message deals with relations between Oman and Sudan. It was handed over to Sayyid Badr bin Hamad Al Busaidi, Foreign Minister when he received in Muscat today Envoy of the Chairman of Sudan’s Sovereignty Council Hussein Awad, Sudanese acting Minister of Foreign Affairs. During the ...

In implementation of Royal Orders, Health Ministry Begins to Distribute Blood Sugar Electronic Sensors

In implementation of Royal Orders, Health Ministry Begins to Distribute Blood Sugar Electronic Sensors Muscat, 21 May (ONA) --- In implementation of the Royal orders of His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik, the Ministry of Health began to distribute electronic blood sugar sensors and insulin pumps to Omani children with type 1 diabetes from among those aged below 18 years. These highly advanced devices allow accurate monitoring that helps diminish the symptoms resulting from blood sugar deficiencies. Although type 1 diabetes has no cure, but it can be controlled ...

State Council Chairman Meets Russian Deputy Foreign Minister

State Council Chairman Meets Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Moscow, 20 May (ONA) --- Sheikh Abdulmalik Abdullah Al Khalili, Chairman of the State Council today had a meeting with Mikhail Bogdanov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation for the Middle East and Africa. The meeting comes within the framework of the State Council Chairman’s visit to the Russian Federation. During the meeting, the two sides reviewed bilateral relations between Oman and Russia. They also touched on areas of joint cooperation in ...

Oman & Jordan: Towards New Promising Horizons

Oman & Jordan: Towards New Promising Horizons Muscat, 20 May (ONA) —— The Sultanate of Oman and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan seek to maximize the benefits of their distinguished relations based on common historical and cultural strategic aspects. Certainly, the upcoming state visit of His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and his meeting with King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein of Jordan will be an important step to augment the level of cooperation between the two countries in various spheres, especially in the economic, tourism, ...

Khoula Hospital Conducts Rare Scoliosis Surgery

Khoula Hospital Conducts Rare Scoliosis SurgeryMuscat, 20 May (ONA) --- A specialized medical team at Khoula Hospital succeeded in performing the first scoliosis operation of its kind in the Sultanate of Oman.The 4-hour surgery was aimed at correcting and stabilizing the spine of an Omani girl suffering from scoliosis. It involved the use of extendable magnetic rods along the length of the spine.Dr. Sultan Saif Al Kalbani, Head of the Spine Unit at Khoula Hospital (consultant orthopaedic and spine surgeon, and head of the operating medical team), told Oman News Agency (ONA) that the ...

Oman Organizes International Symposium on Raising Awareness About Humanitarian Law

Oman Organizes International Symposium on Raising Awareness About Humanitarian Law ‏Muscat, 20 May (ONA) --- The Omani Committee for International Humanitarian Law today organized a symposium titled “International Humanitarian Law: The Reality and the Aspirations”. The two-day symposium is being held at the Diplomatic Club in cooperation with the Mission of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Muscat. Sheikh Humaid Ali Al Maani, Head of the Global Affairs Department at the Foreign Ministry, Chairman of the Omani Committee for International Humanitarian ...

Labour Ministry Announces 689 Job Vacancies

Labour Ministry Announces 689 Job Vacancies Muscat, 20 May (ONA) ---The Ministry of Labour today announced 689 job vacancies in various public sector units. Of the announced jobs, 443 are for holders of Bachelor’s degree. Another 65 vacancies are for post-GED (General Education Diploma) holders and 181 vacancies for GED holders and below. The Ministry announced that applying to compete for these job opportunities will be open for a duration of two weeks from the announcement. ---Ends/Anas ...

Deputy PM for Defence Affairs Receives Hungarian Ambassador

Deputy PM for Defence Affairs Receives Hungarian Ambassador Muscat, 20 May (ONA) --- HH Sayyid Shihab bin Tarik Al Said, Deputy Prime Minister for Defence Affairs, received in his office at Al Murtafa’a Garrison today Barnabas Fodor, Ambassador of the Republic of Hungary to the Sultanate of Oman.During the meeting, the two sides reviewed bilateral relations and exchanged viewpoints. They also discussed several matters of mutual interest. --- Ends/Thuraiya/Anas ...

National Defence College Begins Parallel Programme on Climate Change, Net Zero

National Defence College Begins Parallel Programme on Climate Change, Net Zero Muscat, 19 May (ONA) --- The parallel programme themed “Climate Change and Net Zero” kicked off today at the National Defence College (NDC). The programme aims to highlight the national strategy and national prgramme for net zero emissions. It also sheds light on best practices, sustainable solutions and national priorities in a bid to achieve net zero emissions. Further, the first day’s programme included a lecture on the “National Strategy for Organized Transformation to Net Zero” ...

Oman Human Rights Commission Deals With 523 Issues During 2023

Oman Human Rights Commission Deals With 523 Issues During 2023Muscat, 19 May (ONA) --- Oman Human Rights Commission (OHRC) handled 523 issues and reports during 2023. The commission helped settle and resolve the issues in coordination with the departments concerned. It offered legal opinion to the parties that reported the issues and advised them to follow up with the relevant authorities.The OHRC received 65 reports pertaining to civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, in addition to reports on environmental and development affairs.From the point of view of human ...

Royal Court Affairs Receives New Batch of Recruits

Royal Court Affairs Receives New Batch of Recruits Muscat, 19 May (ONA) --- The Royal Court Affairs, in coordination with the Ministry of Labour, today received a new batch of recruits. The new batch will undergo the basic military training programme for recruits in order to enlist them in various military units of the Royal Court Affairs. The enrolled recruits finished all procedures and underwent evaluation. They also passed all admission stages, including written and physical tests and interviews. --- Ends/Anas ...

Third Forum on School Administration Begins

Third Forum on School Administration Begins Muscat, 19 May (ONA) --- The Third Forum on School Administration under the slogan “Leadership and Sustainable Educational Visions” began today. The starting ceremony was held under the patronage of Dr. Abdullah Mohammed Al Saidi, Minister of Justice and Legal Affairs. Organized by the Ministry of Education, represented by the Directorate-General of Educational Supervision, the forum targets more than (1,800) school principals from various public and private schools in the Sultanate of Oman, senior supervisors, directors of ...

Oman Chairs United Nations Environment Assembly’s Meeting

Oman Chairs United Nations Environment Assembly’s Meeting Muscat, 16 May (ONA) --- The Sultanate of Oman, represented by the Environment Authority, today chaired the meeting of the Executive Office of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA). The meeting of this 7th session of the UNEA’s executive bureau was held via video conferencing. The meeting aimed at familiarizing members of the Executive Office about the roles and responsibilities assigned to them during the 7th session of the UNEA. The meeting touched on means of adopting a roadmap for the tasks of the ...

HH Sayyid Asa’ad Heads Oman’s Delegation at Arab Summit in Bahrain

HH Sayyid Asa’ad Heads Oman’s Delegation at Arab Summit in BahrainManama, 16 May (ONA) —— Delegated by His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik, HH Sayyid Asa’ad bin Tarik Al Said, Deputy Prime Minister for International Relations and Cooperation Affairs and Special Representative of His Majesty the Sultan, headed the delegation of the Sultanate of Oman to the 33rd Regular Arab Summit, which was held today in Manama, the Kingdom of Bahrain, in the presence of a number of leaders of states and heads of governments.HH Sayyid Asa’ad was received upon his arrival to the summit venue by ...