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RAO Celebrates Passing Out of New Recruits Batch

RAO Celebrates Passing Out of New Recruits Batch Muscat, 23 Jun (ONA) --- The Royal Army of Oman (RAO) celebrated at the Sultan’s Armed Forces (SAF) Training Regiment Field today the passing out of a new batch of recruits. The ceremony was held under the patronage of Maj. Gen Musallam Mohammed Ja’aboub, Commander of the Sultan’s Special Force (SSF). The event was attended by senior SAF officers, as well as RAO officers and personnel. --- Ends/Anas ...

RNO Marks World Hydrography Day

RNO Marks World Hydrography DayMuscat, 23 Jun (ONA) --- The Sultanate of Oman, represented by the Oman National Hydrographic Office (ONHO) of the Royal Navy of Oman, today marked the World Hydrography Day alongside the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) and other authorities concerned.The World Hydrography Day falls on 21 June each year. This year’s celebration is themed “Hydrography - Contributing to the United Nations Ocean Decade”.The event coincides with the United Nations (UN) Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021−2030), in addition to the General ...

Oman Participates in GCC Food Safety Ministerial Committee Meeting

Oman Participates in GCC Food Safety Ministerial Committee Meeting Riyadh, 23 Jun (ONA) --- The Sultanate of Oman, represented by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Water Resources, took part today in the 6th meeting of the GCC Ministerial Committee for Food Safety, held at the headquarters of the GCC Secretariat General in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). Oman’s delegation in the meeting was headed by Dr. Saud Hamoud Al Habsi, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Water Resources. The meeting discussed a spectrum of topics, namely updating the GCC guide for ...

Sea Cucumber Fishing, Possession, Trading Banned for 3 Years

Sea Cucumber Fishing, Possession, Trading Banned for 3 Years Muscat, 23 Jun (ONA) --- Dr. Saud Hamoud Al Habsi, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Water Resources issued a ministerial decision banning the fishing, possession and trade of Sea Cucumbers for a duration of 3 years. Trading includes selling, buying, transporting, storing, exporting and all related operations during the ban period. The ministerial decision takes effect from the day following its date of publishing in the Official Gazette. --- Ends/Anas ...

Transport Minister Receives Chairman of ICAO Council

Transport Minister Receives Chairman of ICAO Council Montreal, 23 Jun (ONA) --- Eng. Said Hamoud Al Ma’awali, Minister of Transport, Communications and Information Technology met at the headquarters of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) today with Salvatore Sciacchitano, President of the ICAO Council. The meeting reviewed areas of cooperation to boost the quality and safety of international air navigation through Oman’s airspace. It also explored means of enhancing cooperation in air transport services to boost the operations of airline companies between ...

Korean Director of International Policy Visits MSC

Korean Director of International Policy Visits MSC Muscat, 23 Jun (ONA) --- Kim Sang-jin, Director General of International Policy at the Ministry of National Defence of the Republic of Korea visited today the Maritime Security Centre (MSC). Upon his arrival, the guest was received by Commodore Tarik Issa Al Ra’eesi, Senior Royal Navy of Oman (RNO) Officer and the Acting Head of the MSC. The guest was briefed on the centre’s tactical roles and tasks in managing and leading search, rescue and environment preservation operations. He also toured the centre’s ...

Foreign Minister Receives Credentials Copy of Bangladeshi Ambassador

Foreign Minister Receives Credentials Copy of Bangladeshi Ambassador Muscat, 23 Jun (ONA) --- Sayyid Badr Hamad Al Busaidi, Foreign Minister, received here today a copy of credentials of Mohammed Nazmul Islam, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh appointed to the Sultanate of Oman. Sayyid Badr welcomed the ambassador and wished him success in carrying out his duties. He also wished the bilateral relations between the two countries further progress and prosperity. --- Ends/Anas ...

Defence Ministry Secretary General Receives Korean Official

Defence Ministry Secretary General Receives Korean Official Muscat, 23 Jun (ONA) --- Dr. Mohammed Nasser Al Za’abi, Secretary General at the Ministry of Defence received in his office at Al Murtafa’a Garrison today Kim Sang-jin, Director General of International Policy at the Ministry of National Defence of the Republic of Korea. The two sides exchanged views and discussed several matters of common interest. --- Ends/Anas ...

“Towards Sustainable Education to Enhance Future Skills” Symposium Begins

“Towards Sustainable Education to Enhance Future Skills” Symposium Begins Muscat, 22 Jun (ONA) ---- Deliberations of a symposium of education titled “Towards Sustainable Education to Enhance Future Skills” began at Oman Convention and Exhibition Center here today under the patronage of Dr. Said bin Muhammad Al Saqri, Minister of Economy. Educational experts from international organizations (UNESCO, UNICEF, ESCWA) concerned with the education sector, academics, researchers and specialists from institutions of higher education and technical and vocational education, ...

Royal Office Minister Receives Iranian Ambassador

Royal Office Minister Receives Iranian Ambassador Muscat, 22 Jun (ONA) --- Gen. Sultan Mohammed Al Nu’amani, Minister of the Royal Office received here today Ali Najafi, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the Sultanate of Oman. The meeting reviewed means of enhancing cooperation between the two countries to achieve the joint interests. --- Ends/AH ...

Decision Issued on Municipal Councils Candidacy for Al Jabal Al Akhdar, Sinaw

Decision Issued on Municipal Councils Candidacy for Al Jabal Al Akhdar, Sinaw Muscat, 22 Jun (ONA) --- Sayyid Hamoud Faisal Al Busaidi, Minister of Interior issued a decision on candidacy applications for the Municipal Councils’ 3rd term membership in the Wilayat of Al Jabal Al Akhdar, the Governorate of A’Dakhiliyah, and the Wilayat of Sinaw, the Governorate of North A’Sharqiyah. The applications can be submitted through the website: elections.om during 26 June till 7 July, 2022. As per the Municipal Councils Law, the candidates should transfer their records to the same wilayats ...

Royal Office Minister Receives Iraqi Ambassador

Royal Office Minister Receives Iraqi Ambassador Muscat, 22 Jun (ONA) --- Gen. Sultan Mohammed Al Nu’amani, Minister of the Royal Office received here today Qais Saad Al Amri, Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq to the Sultanate of Oman. The meeting reviewed march of relations between the two countries and areas of joint cooperation. The two sides also touched on various matters of mutual interest. --- Ends/AH ...

Oman, Japan Hold Official Talks

Oman, Japan Hold Official Talks Muscat, 21 Jun (ONA) --- An official session of talks was held here today between the foreign ministries of the Sultanate of Oman and Japan.During the session, the Omani side was headed by Mohammed Nasser Al Wahaibi, Undersecretary of the Foreign Ministry for Administrative and Financial Affairs, while the Japanese side was headed by Taro Honda, Parliamentary Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs.The two sides reviewed the bilateral relations and means of enhancing them. They also exchanged views on several regional and international matters of ...

Council of Ministers, Shura Council Office Hold Joint Meeting

Council of Ministers, Shura Council Office Hold Joint Meeting   Muscat, 21 Jun (ONA) --- HH Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmoud Al Said, Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministers and ministers who are members of the Council of Ministers, today received Khalid bin Hilal Al Ma’awali, Chairman of Shura Council and members of the Shura Council Office. The meeting was held within the context of the joint coordination between both the Council of Minister and the Shura Council.   The joint meeting was held between the Council of Ministers and the Shura Council Office in the ...

Japanese Parliamentary Deputy Foreign Minister Visits MSC

Japanese Parliamentary Deputy Foreign Minister Visits MSC Muscat, 21 Jun (ONA) --- Taro Honda, Parliamentary Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan today visited the Maritime Security Centre (MSC). Upon his arrival, the guest was greeted by Commodore Tarik Issa Al Ra’eesi, Senior Staff Officer of the Royal Navy of Oman (RNO) and the Acting Head of the MSC. The guest was briefed on the centre’s tactical roles and tasks in managing and leading search, rescue and environment preservation operations. He also toured the centre’s facilities and viewed its latest ...

Governor of North Al Batinah Takes Oath of Office

Governor of North Al Batinah Takes Oath of OfficeMuscat, 21 June (ONA) --- Mohammed Sulaiman Al Kindi, Governor of North Al Batinah, Chairman of the Municipal Council in the Governorate, today took the oath of office before Sayyid Hamoud Faisal Al Busaidi, Minister of Interior. This comes as per article (14) of the Municipal Councils Law. --- Ends/AH ...

Civil Defence and Ambulance Authority Launches “Nida” App

Civil Defence and Ambulance Authority Launches “Nida” App Muscat, 20 Jun (ONA) --- The Civil Defence and Ambulance Authority today launched an app codenamed “Nida” or “Call”, that enables citizens and resident to report emergencies. Users can call an ambulance by pressing a button through the SOS system and communicate with the authority’s operations centre in emergency cases. This feature targets people who cannot speak and those with a hearing impairment. Emergencies that can be reported through the app include accidents, injuries, losses, fires, drowning ...

Foreign Minister Receives Japanese Parliamentary Deputy Foreign Minister

Foreign Minister Receives Japanese Parliamentary Deputy Foreign Minister Muscat, 20 Jun (ONA) --- Sayyid Badr Hamad Al Busaidi, Foreign Minister received here today Taro Honda, Parliamentary Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan.The two sides reviewed relations of friendship and bilateral cooperation between the two countries, particularly in cultural, economic, business, renewable energy and technology fields. They also reaffirmed the joint keenness of enhancing those relations towards broader horizons coinciding with the 50th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations ...

Council of Ministers, State Council Hold Joint Meeting

Council of Ministers, State Council Hold Joint Meeting Muscat, 20 Jun (ONA) --- HH Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmoud Al Said, Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministers and members of the Council of Ministers today received Sheikh Abdulmalik bin Abdullah Al Khalili, Chairman of the State Council and members of the Council. The meeting was held within the context of joint coordination between the Council of Ministers and the Council of Oman. The joint meeting was held between the Council of Ministers and the State Council Office in the presence of their highnesses and ministers who are ...

Oman Participates in GCC Agricultural Cooperation Committee Meeting

Oman Participates in GCC Agricultural Cooperation Committee Meeting Muscat, 20 Jun (ONA) --- The Sultanate of Oman, represented by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Water Resources took part today in the 32nd ministerial meeting of the GCC Agricultural Cooperation Committee. Oman’s delegation was headed in the meeting, held via video conferencing, by Dr. Saud Hamoud Al Habsi, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Water Resources. The meeting discussed a spectrum of topics, including matters related to food security, agriculture and fisheries, among others. ...

Foreign Minister Receives Credentials Copy of Sudanese Ambassador

Foreign Minister Receives Credentials Copy of Sudanese Ambassador Muscat, 20 Jun (ONA) --- Sayyid Badr Hamad Al Busaidi, Foreign Minister received at his office today a copy of credentials of Salah Al Din Al Hajj Muhammad Al Kando, Ambassador of the Republic of Sudan appointed to the Sultanate of Oman. Sayyid Badr wished the ambassador success in carrying out his duties. He also wished the bilateral relations between the two countries further progress and ...

Oman Hajj 1443 AH Quota Increased

Oman Hajj 1443 AH Quota Increased Muscat, 19 Jun (ONA) --- The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) agreed to increase the Sultanate of Oman’s quota for the 1443 AH Hajj season by 2,000 pilgrims, thus bringing the total to 8,338 pilgrims. --- Ends/Anas ...

Housing Ministry Completes Distribution of Lands Needed to Cover 23K Applications

Housing Ministry Completes Distribution of Lands Needed to Cover 23K ApplicationsMuscat, 19 Jun (ONA) --- The Ministry of Housing and Urban Planning affirmed that it is pressing ahead with completing the distribution of lands to cover 23,000 applications in all governorates of the Sultanate of Oman as per the Royal orders of His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik. This was stated when Shura Council today hosted Dr. Khalfan Said Al Shu’aili, Minister of Housing and Urban Planning during its 15th regular session of the 3rd annual sitting of the 9th term to discuss the ministry’s ...

Defence Ministry Secretary General Receives Commander of US Central Command

Defence Ministry Secretary General Receives Commander of US Central CommandMuscat, 19 Jun (ONA) --- Dr. Mohammed Nasser Al Za’abi, Secretary General at the Ministry of Defence received in his office at Al Murtafa’a Garrison today Lt. Gen Michael E. Kurilla, Commander of the United States (US) Central Command.The two sides reviewed the relations between the two countries in military fields and means of enhancing them to achieve the joint interests. The meeting was attended by some senior officers, the Charge d’Affairs at the US embassy in Muscat and the embassy’s Military ...

Deputy PM for Defence Affairs Receives Commander of US Central Command

Deputy PM for Defence Affairs Receives Commander of US Central CommandMuscat, 19 Jun (ONA) --- HH Sayyid Shihab bin Tarik Al Said, Deputy Prime Minister for Defence Affairs received in his office at Al Murtafa'a Garrison today Lt. Gen Michael E. Kurilla, Commander of the United States (US) Central Command. The two sides exchanged views and discussed several matters of common interest.The meeting was attended by Vice Admiral Abdullah Khamis Al Ra’eesi, Chief of Staff of the Sultan's Armed Forces (SAF), some senior officers at the office of the Deputy Prime Minister for Defence ...

RAO Commander Receives Sandhurst Military Academy Commandant

RAO Commander Receives Sandhurst Military Academy Commandant Muscat, 19 Jun (ONA) --- Maj. Gen Mattar Salim Al Balushi, Commander of the Royal Army of Oman (RAO) received in his office at Al Murtafa'a Garrison today Maj. Gen Duncan Capps, Commandant of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS). The two sides discussed several military matters in academic and training fields and means of enhancing them. They also exchanged views on a number of matters of common interest. The meeting was attended by Brigadier Salim Saif Al Hosni, Senior Staff Officer, Brigadier Abdullah ...

Royal Orders on Shura Council Representation for New Wilayats of Al Jabal Al Akhdar, Sinaw

Royal Orders on Shura Council Representation for New Wilayats of Al Jabal Al Akhdar, SinawMuscat, 19 Jun (ONA) --- As per the Royal orders of His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik, Sayyid Hamoud bin Faisal Al Busaidi, Minister of Interior issued a statement regarding the representation of the Wilayat of Al Jabal Al Akhdar (the Green Mountain) and the Wilayat of Sinaw at the Shura Council.As per the statement, the Shura council representatives of the Wilayat of Al Jabal Al Akhdar in the Governorate of A’Dakhiliyah and the Wilayat of Sinaw in the Governorate of North A’Sharqiyah will ...

SAF Chief of Staff Receives Commander of US Central Command

SAF Chief of Staff Receives Commander of US Central CommandMuscat, 19 Jun (ONA) --- Vice Admiral Abdullah Khamis Al Ra’eesi, Chief of Staff of the Sultan’s Armed Forces (SAF) received in his office at Al Murtafa’a Garrison today Lt. Gen Michael E. Kurilla, Commander of the United States (US) Central Command. The two sides exchanged views and discussed several military matters of common interest.The meeting was attended by Brigadier Abdulaziz Abdullah Al Mantheri, Assistant SAF Chief of Staff for Operations and Planning, some senior officers at the SAF Command, the Charge ...

Royal Office Minister Receives Commander of US Central Command

Royal Office Minister Receives Commander of US Central Command Muscat, 19 Jun (ONA) --- Gen. Sultan Mohammed Al Nu’amani, Minister of the Royal Office received here today Lt. Gen Michael E. Kurilla, Commander of the United States (US) Central Command.Lt. Gen Michael expressed his appreciation for Oman's role in enhancing areas of cooperation between the two countries.The two sides also reviewed the march of historic relations between Oman and the US in all spheres and means of enhancing them to serve the joint interests of the two countries. They also touched on several ...

Sandhurst Military Academy Commandant Visits MSC

Sandhurst Military Academy Commandant Visits MSCMuscat, 19 Jun (ONA) --- Maj. Gen Duncan Capps, Commandant of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS) today visited the Maritime Security Centre (MSC).He was greeted upon his arrival at the centre by the Acting Head of the MSC.The guest was briefed on the centre’s tactical roles and tasks in managing and leading search, rescue and environment preservation operations. He also toured the centre’s facilities and viewed its latest equipment and technologies used in carrying out its national duties. --- ...