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CTF-150 Commander Visits MSC

CTF-150 Commander Visits MSC Muscat, 28 Sep (ONA) --- Commodore Abdullah Al Mutairi, Commander of the Combined Force (CTF) 150 today visited the Maritime Security Centre (MSC). The guest was received upon his arrival by Commodore Adil Hamoud Al Busaidi, Head of the MSC. The CTF-150 commander and his accompanying delegation were briefed on the tactical roles and tasks carried out by the centre in the safety of the maritime environment. They also toured the centre’s facilities and viewed its latest equipment and technologies used in carrying out its national ...

RNO Commander Receives CTF-150 Commander

RNO Commander Receives CTF-150 Commander Muscat, 28 Sep (ONA) --- Rear Admiral Saif Nasser Al Rahbi, Commander of the Royal Navy of Oman (RNO) received in his office today Commodore Abdullah Al Mutairi, Commander of the Combined Force (CTF) 150. The two sides reviewed several naval matters of common interest. They also discussed means of enhancing cooperation between both sides. The meeting was attended by Commodore Ali Mohammed Al Hosni, Director of Administration and Human Resources at RNO. --- Ends/Anas ...

UAE President Visits ROHM

UAE President Visits ROHMMuscat, 28 Sep (ONA) --- Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), visited the Royal Opera House Muscat (ROHM) today, as part of his current state visit to the Sultanate of Oman.Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed toured ROHM during which he was briefed on the House, its facilities and shows, as well as its programmes and the latest equipment used in the world music shows. He also viewed the ROHM unique architectural designs creatively combining Omani architectural and cultural legacy with the modern architectural pattern.ROHM ...

Oman-UAE Railway Project to Reflect Positively on Commercial Exchange: Al Ma’awali

Oman-UAE Railway Project to Reflect Positively on Commercial Exchange: Al Ma’awaliMuscat, 28 Sep (ONA) --- Eng. Said Hamoud Al Ma’awali, Minister of Transport, Communications and Information Technology, has said that the railway network project linking Oman the United Arab Emirates (UAE) consummates the strategic goals of the two countries.The project will open vistas of social and economic integration due to the fact that it cements ties between Sohar Port and the UAE’s free zones and economic zones, Al Ma’awali added.In particular, the project is envisaged to play a major role ...

Oman Participates in ICAO Assembly Session

Oman Participates in ICAO Assembly Session Muscat, 28 Sep (ONA) --- The Sultanate of Oman, represented by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), took part in the 41st Assembly Session of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), held in Montreal, Canada. Oman’s delegation in the Assembly, which runs till 6 October 2022, is headed by Eng. Naif Ali Al Abri, President of the CAA. Oman’s participation in the ICAO Assembly session comes within the framework of boosting active international and contributing to achiving the strategic goals of ICAO. Eng. Naif ...

UAE President Visits National Museum

UAE President Visits National Museum Muscat, 28 Sep (ONA) --- Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), today visited the National Museum as part of his current state visit to the Sultanate of Oman. The UAE President was greeted upon his arrival by Jamal bin Hassan Al Moosawi, Secretary General of the National Museum. Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed and his accompanying delegation toured the museum and its galleries. He was briefed about the National Museum’s galleries and important aspects of the history and civilization of ...

Oman, UAE Sign 16 Agreements in Various Areas

Oman, UAE Sign 16 Agreements in Various Areas Muscat, 28 Sep (ONA) --- The Sultanate of Oman and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) signed at Al Alam Palace here today 16 agreements and memorandums of understanding in various areas. This came within the context of the current state visit of Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE President to the Sultanate of Oman. The agreements and memorandums of understanding are: A memorandum of understanding was signed in the field of energy between the Ministry of Energy and Minerals in Oman and the Ministry of Energy and ...

Delegated by HM, Royal Court Advisor Participates in Former Japanese Premier Funeral

Delegated by HM, Royal Court Advisor Participates in Former Japanese Premier Funeral Tokyo, Sep 27 (ONA) --- Delegated by His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik, Sheikh Salim Mustahail Al Mashani, Advisor at the Diwan of Royal Court, took part in the state funeral of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, as a representative of the Sultanate of Oman. The funeral was held in Tokyo. As part of the funeral service, Fumio Kishida, Prime Minister of Japan received Sheikh Salim Mustahail Al Mashani, Advisor at the Diwan of Royal Court. During the meeting, Al Mashani conveyed ...

Translation, Arabization Centre’s Supervisory Committee Holds First Meeting

Translation, Arabization Centre’s Supervisory Committee Holds First MeetingMuscat, 27 Sep (ONA) --- The Supervisory Committee of the Centre for Translation, Arabization and Interest in Arabic Language held its first meeting here today.The meeting took place at the premises of GCC Supreme Council’s Advisory Authority.The meeting was chaired by Dr. Mahmoud Abdullah Al Mahmoud, Head of the Planning and Language Policy Sector at the King Salman International Complex for the Arabic Language, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).The committee discussed the Arabic language publications project, ...

Oman Tourism Forum Explores Prominent Initiatives in Adventure Tourism

Oman Tourism Forum Explores Prominent Initiatives in Adventure Tourism Muscat, 27 Sep (ONA) --- Oman Tourism Forum kicked off at Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre (OCEC) here today, coinciding with marking the World Tourism Day. The event is organized by the Ministry of Heritage and Tourism, OCEC and Oman Tourism Development Company (OMRAN Group).The opening ceremony was held under the patronage of HH Sayyid Kamel bin Fahd Al Said, Assistant Secretary General at the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministers.Said Hareb Al Obaidani, Director General of Tourism ...

Oman First to Eliminate Mother-Child AIDS, Syphilis Transmission in EMR

Oman First to Eliminate Mother-Child HIV, Syphilis Transmission in EMR Muscat, 27 Sep (ONA) --- In a high-profile ceremony, the Sultanate of Oman will tomorrow (Wednesday) receive the World Health Organization (WHO)’s certification for eliminating mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis in the East Mediterranean Region (EMR). The ceremony will be held under the auspices of Dr. Hilal Ali Al Sabti, Minister of Health. Oman has thus met the goals of the global health strategy (2022-2030) aimed at eradicating mother-to-child transmission of HIV by 2025 in 50 countries, ...

Sunday 9 October Declared Official Holiday on Prophet’s Birthday

Sunday 9 October Declared Official Holiday on Prophet’s Birthday Muscat, 27 Sep (ONA) --- On the approach of Prophet Mohammed’s (PBUH) birthday anniversary, it has been decided that Sunday 13 Rabee Al Awal 1444 AH, corresponding to 9 October 2022, will be an official holiday for employees of units of the State’s Administrative Apparatus and other legal entities and establishments of the private sector. The Ministry of Labour explained that the employers at the private sector establishments may agree on terms to engage employees on the said holiday—if deemed necessary ...

Diplomatic Affairs Undersecretary Receives EU Delegation

Diplomatic Affairs Undersecretary Receives EU Delegation Muscat, 26 Sep (ONA) --- Sheikh Khalifa Ali Al Harthy, Undersecretary of the Foreign Ministry for Diplomatic Affairs received here today Anna Maria Panagiotakopoulou, Head of the Arabian Peninsula and Iraq Division of the European Union (EU) External Action Service. The two sides explored aspects of cooperation in various fields. They also discussed several regional and international matters of common interest. --- Ends/Anas ...

Oman Participates in GCC Social Development Ministers Meeting

Oman Participates in GCC Social Development Ministers MeetingRiyadh, 26 Sep (ONA) --- The Sultanate of Oman, represented by the Ministry of Social Development, today took part in the meeting of GCC ministers of social development. Oman’s delegation in the meeting was headed by Dr. Laila Ahmed Al Najjar, Minister of Social Development.The meeting approved a decision of the GCC Supreme Council at its 41st session regarding the unified indicative system for empowering people with disability and the unified indicative system for social action.The meeting also agreed that 14 September ...

Oman Health Exhibition and Conference Kicks off

Oman Health Exhibition and Conference Kicks offMuscat, 26 Sep (ONA) --- As many as 150 health establishments from Oman and abroad are taking part in Oman Health Exhibition and Conference, which kicked off here today.The opening ceremony of the event was held under the auspices of HH Sayyid Fahr bin Fatik Al Said.The conference presents 50 scholarly papers in the medical field. More than 60 speakers are delivering lectures focusing on the competence of health sector.The three-day event sessions feature innovation in hospital services, the quality of health services, emergency cases ...

Foreign Minister Receives Credentials Copy of Sri Lankan Ambassador

Foreign Minister Receives Credentials Copy of Sri Lankan Ambassador Muscat, 26 Sep (ONA) --- Sayyid Badr Hamad Al Busaidi, Foreign Minister, received a copy of credentials of Ahmed Lebbe Sabarullah Khan, Ambassador of the Democratic Socialists Republic of Sri Lanka appointed to the Sultanate of Oman. Sayyid Badr welcomed the ambassador and wished him success in carrying out his duties. He also wished the relations between the two countries further development and growth. --- Ends/Anas ...

Foreign Minister Receives Credentials Copy of Kuwaiti Ambassador

Foreign Minister Receives Credentials Copy of Kuwaiti Ambassador Muscat, 26 Sep (ONA) --- Sayyid Badr Hamad Al Busaidi, Foreign Minister, received today a copy of credentials of Mohammed Nasser Madhi Al Hajri, Ambassador of the State of Kuwait appointed to the Sultanate of Oman. Sayyid Badr welcomed the ambassador and wished him success in carrying out his duties. He also wished the relations between the two countries further development and ...

Omani Research Team Registers 4 Fungi Known for First Time in the World

Omani Research Team Registers 4 Fungi Known for First Time in the World Muscat, 25 Sep (ONA) --- Acting in cooperation with Sultan Qaboos University (SQU), an Omani team from the Oman Centre for Animal and Plant Genetic Resources (Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation) registered four large-size fungi known for the first time in the world. The new finds belong to 7 families common in the Governorate of Dhofar. The research forms part of a collection, classification and conservation of large fungi that are visible to the bare human eye, since they measure more than 1 ...

UAE President’s Visit to Oman Underpins March of Bilateral Relations: Ambassador

UAE President’s Visit to Oman Underpins March of Bilateral Relations: Ambassador   Muscat, 25 Sep (ONA) --- Mohammed Sultan Al Suwaidi, Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to the Sultanate of Oman, affirmed that the upcoming visit of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE to Oman will have a positive impact on the course of bilateral relations and comes in line with the farsighted vision of the leaderships of the two countries.   Al Suwaidi told Oman News Agency (ONA) that this visit is an evidence of the depth of bilateral relations ...

UAE President’s Visit to Deepen Ties, Cooperation in All Fields: Oman Ambassador

UAE President’s Visit to Deepen Ties, Cooperation in All Fields: Oman Ambassador Abu Dhabi, 24 Sep (ONA) --- Sayyid Ahmed Hilal Al Busaidi, Ambassador of the Sultanate of Oman to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has said that the visit to Oman by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), will be the first one of its kind, since HH Sheikh Mohammed took the reins of power in his country.Sayyid Ahmed told Oman News Agency (ONA) that this visit will culminate in a fraternal meeting between His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik and the UAE ...

Shabab Oman II Arrives at Port of Limassol in Cyprus

Shabab Oman II Arrives at Port of Limassol in Cyprus Limassol, 25 Sep (ONA) --- Royal Navy of Oman (RNO) vessel, Shabab Oman II, has arrived at the port of Limassol in the Republic of Cyprus on its way back to Oman as part of its sixth international voyage themed “Oman, Land of Peace”. The vessel, through its voyage, continues introducing visitors to Oman’s maritime history and ...

Oman-UAE Relations A Model That Responds to Peoples’ Aspirations

Oman-UAE Relations A Model That Responds to Peoples’ Aspirations Muscat, 25 Sep (ONA) --- The fraternal relations between the Sultanate of Oman and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are based on common and solid foundations. These deep-rooted relations have been further consolidated through cultural, social and economic cooperation. The aspirations of the two countries’ brotherly peoples are a model reflecting how best ties of neighbourliness and affinity should be. The visit to be made to Oman by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, after tomorrow (Tuesday), ...

UAE President to Pay State Visit to Oman Tuesday

UAE President to Pay State Visit to Oman Tuesday Muscat, 25 Sep (ONA) --- HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will pay a two-day state visit to the Sultanate of Oman this Tuesday, 27 September 2022. This came in a statement issued today by the Diwan of Royal Court, reading as follows: “In affirmation of the ties of fraternity, kinship, good neighbourliness and historical relations binding the Sultanate of Oman and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, leading ...

Qatari Delegation Explores Oman’s Experience in Environment Preservation

Qatari Delegation Explores Oman’s Experience in Environment PreservationMuscat, 25 Sep (ONA) --- A delegation from Qatar’s Ministry of Environment and Climate Change explored Oman’s experience in the field of environment preservation.This comes within the framework of the delegation’s several-day visit to the Sultanate of Oman.Dr. Abdullah Ali Al Amri, Chairman of the Environment Authority (EA) underscored the importance of environmental cooperation between Oman and Qatar. He pointed out that the two countries have come a long way in developing the environment sector.Al Amri ...

World Lauds Oman Human Rights Efforts

World Lauds Oman Human Rights Efforts Muscat, 25 Sep (ONA) --- A number of international officials have expressed their appreciation for the efforts made by the Sultanate of Oman’s in promoting human rights, citing Oman’s recent signing of 7 out of 9 global agreements of relevance. The commendation was made at a three-day workshop, organized by Oman Human Rights Commission here today, about the “Convention against Torture and Protection from Enforced Disappearance” and the “International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights”, which ...

Delegated by HM The Sultan, Royal Court Advisor Heads for Japan

Delegated by HM The Sultan, Royal Court Advisor Heads for Japan Muscat, Sep 25 (ONA) --- Delegated by His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik, Sheikh Salim Mustahail Al Mashani, Advisor at the Diwan of Royal Court left here today heading for Japan to represent the Sultanate of Oman in the official funeral of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, due to be held in Tokyo this Tuesday. Sheikh Salim is accompanied by Sheikh Dr. Al Khattab Ghalib Al Hinai, Deputy Chairman of the State Council and Sheikh Mohammed Saud Bahwan Al Mukhaini, Chairman of Oman-Japan Friendship ...

Oman Participates in 52nd Round of Arab Information Ministers Council

Oman Participates in 52nd Round of Arab Information Ministers CouncilCairo, 22 Sep (ONA) --- The Sultanate of Oman, represented by the Ministry of Information, took part in the 52nd round of Arab Information Ministers Council, held at the headquarters of the Arab League’s (AL) Secretariat General in Cairo today.The Omani delegation at the meeting was led by Dr. Abdullah Nasser Al Harrasi, Minister of Information.Ahmed Rasheed Khattabi, Assistant Secretary General and Head of the Information and Communication Sector at the Arab League, expressed his appreciation for the implementation ...

Six Social Responsibility Memoranda Signed for Empowerment of the Disabled

Six Social Responsibility Memoranda Signed for Empowerment of the Disabled Muscat, 22 Sep (ONA) --- The Ministry of Social Development signed six memorandums of understanding (MoUs) in the field of social responsibility, to provide training services, rehabilitation and employment for people with disabilities in Oman. The gesture lends support to the disabled through an on-the-job training initiative codenamed “Be With Us”, which was launched under the auspices of Dr. Laila Ahmed Al Najjar, Minister of Social Development. The first MoU encourages establishments licensed by ...

Shura Council Chairman Receives Bahrain Representatives Council Speaker

Shura Council Chairman Receives Bahrain Representatives Council SpeakerMuscat, 22 Sep (ONA) --- Khalid Hilal Al Ma’awali, Chairman of the Shura Council received here today Fawzia Abdulla Zainal, Speaker of Bahrain's Council of Representatives.This took place on the sidelines of the 16th meeting of chiefs of GCC Shura, Representatives, National and Umma Councils.Al Ma’awali reiterated the advanced relations between the Sultanate of Oman and the Kingdom of Bahrain. He also underscored the importance of enhancing cooperation, particularly in legal aspects.The two sides reviewed means ...

Al Khalili Receives Bahrain’s Representatives Council Speaker, Arab Parliament Speaker

Al Khalili Receives Bahrain’s Representatives Council Speaker, Arab Parliament SpeakerMuscat, 22 Sep (ONA) --- Sheikh Abdulmalik Abdullah Al Khalili, Chairman of the State Council received here today Fawzia Abdulla Zainal, Speaker of Bahrain's Council of Representatives.Al Khalili lauded the bilateral relations between the Sultanate of Oman and the Kingdom of Bahrain, while expressing his keenness to develop cooperation in all spheres.On her turn, the Speaker of Bahrain’s Council of Representatives wished the Omani people further progress and prosperity.Meanwhile, Al Khalili also ...