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Oman, Egypt Sign MoUs, Agreements and Cooperation Programmes

Oman, Egypt Sign MoUs, Agreements and Cooperation Programmes Muscat, 28 Jun (ONA) --- The Sultanate of Oman and the Arab Republic of Egypt signed at Al Alam Palace today six Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs), two agreements, three executive programmes and letters of cooperation in various fields. The pacts come within the context of the official visit of President Abdul Fattah el Sisi of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the Sultanate of Oman. The pacts came as follows: - MoU between the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Investment Promotion and the ...

SAF Chief of Staff Receives French Officer

SAF Chief of Staff Receives French OfficerMuscat, 27 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 Rear Admiral Jacques Fayard, Joint Commander of the French Forces in the Indian Ocean.The two sides exchanged views and discussed several military matters of common interest. The meeting was attended by the Military Attaché at the French embassy in Muscat. ---Ends/Thuraiya/Anas ...

RNO Commander Receives French Officer

RNO Commander Receives French OfficerMuscat, 27 Jun (ONA) --- Rear Admiral Saif Nasser Al Rahbi, Commander of the Royal Navy of Oman (RNO) received in his office at Al Murtafa’a Garrison today Rear Admiral Jacques Fayard, the Joint Commander of the French Forces in the Indian Ocean.The two sides exchanged views and discussed several naval matters of common interest.The meeting was attended by Commodore Jassim Mohammed Al Balushi, RNO Director of Operations and Plans and the Military Attaché at the French embassy in Muscat. ---Ends/Thuraiya/Anas ...

On behalf of HM The Sultan, HH Sayyid Asa’ad Bids Farewell to Ambassador of Brunei Darussalam

On behalf of HM The Sultan, HH Sayyid Asa’ad Bids Farewell to Ambassador of Brunei DarussalamMuscat, 27 Jun (ONA) --- On behalf of His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik, HH Sayyid Asa'ad bin Tarik Al Said, Deputy Prime Minister for International Relations and Cooperation Affairs, Personal Representative of His Majesty the Sultan, received in his office today Haji Sulaini Haji Said, Ambassador of Brunei Darussalam to the Sultanate of Oman to bid him farewell at the end of his tour of duty.The ambassador expressed his thanks to His Majesty the Sultan for the support extended to him ...

RAFO Commander Receives Joint Commander of French Forces in Indian Ocean

RAFO Commander Receives Joint Commander of French Forces in Indian Ocean Muscat, 27 Jun (ONA) --- Air Vice Marshal Khamis Hamad Al Ghafri, Commander of the Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) received in his office at Al Murtafa’a Garrison today Rear Admiral Jacques Fayard, Joint Commander of the French Forces in the Indian Ocean. The two sides discussed several matters of common interest. The meeting was attended by the Military Attaché at the French embassy in Muscat. --- Ends/Anas ...

HM The Sultan Confers Al Nu’man First Class Order on Hungarian Ambassador

HM The Sultan Confers Al Nu’man First Class Order on Hungarian Ambassador Muscat, 27 Jun (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik conferred the Order of Al Nu’man (First class) on Dr. Tibor Szatmari, Ambassador of the Republic of Hungary to the Sultanate of Oman. The order reflects His Majesty the Sultan’s recognition of the efforts of the ambassador in enhancing the bilateral relations between the two countries. The order was handed over by HH Sayyid Asa’ad bin Tarik Al Said, Deputy Prime Minister for International Relations and Cooperation Affairs, ...

Strategic Exercise “Decision Making-9” Begins

Strategic Exercise “Decision Making-9” BeginsMuscat, 26 Jun (ONA) --- Activities of the annual strategic exercise “Decision Making-9” began at the National Defence College (NDC) today.The exercise is carried out by the NDC ninth batch from various military, security and civil units under the direct supervision of Maj.Gen Hamid Ahmed Sakroon, Commandants of the NDC and Director of the exercise.The exercise aims to enhance the participants’ decision making on the strategic level, analysing the main strategic topics within simulated national, regional and international ...

Oman, Egypt Press Ahead to Strengthen Economic Relations

Oman, Egypt Press Ahead to Strengthen Economic Relations Muscat, 26 Jun (ONA) --- The Omani-Egyptian relations have derived their strength from the deep-rooted history documented by evidence before approximately 3500 BC, and they are witnessing a constant development. Through the talks to be conducted by His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik and President Abdel Fattah el Sisi of the Arab Republic of Egypt tomorrow (Monday), the Sultanate of Oman and the Arab Republic of Egypt strive to strengthen these exemplary relations and push them to wider horizons. The talks will be held within the ...

Information Ministry Organizes Programme on Modern Technologies of Communication

Information Ministry Organizes Programme on Modern Technologies of Communication Muscat, Jun 26 (ONA) --- A training programme on Internal Communication began at the Ministry of Information today. The five-day programme is implemented by the Media Training Centre of the Ministry of Information. The programme aims to learn and benefit from modern technologies that help deliver accessible messages way to the public. As many as 15 participants from various government agencies take part in the training programme. It covers diverse themes, such as introducing scientific theories ...

Health Ministry Urges People to Get 3rd Covid-19 Vaccine Dose

Health Ministry Urges People to Get 3rd Covid-19 Vaccine DoseMuscat, 26 Jun (ONA) --- The Ministry of Health urged citizens and residents who did not receive the third or booster dose of the Covid-19 vaccine and those who received the third dose more than 9 months ago, to take the dose, free of charge, in the nearest health institution.The vaccine will be also available in private health institutions that are authorized to administer doses.The ministry’s announcement following the noticeable prevalence of Covid-19 worldwide.--- Ends/Anas/Khalid ...

Memorial Tribute Paid to Late Sultan Qaboos in London

Memorial Tribute Paid to Late Sultan Qaboos in LondonLondon, 26 Jun (ONA) --- A ceremony was held in London to pay tribute to the memory of late Sultan Qaboos bin Said bin Taimour.During the ceremony, Service Medal of the Order of St John was consecrated. This medal was conferred on late Sultan Qaboos in 1984 by Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom (UK) of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Head of the Commonwealth in recognition of the late Sultan’s support to hospitals, medical services and healthcare all over the world.The Sultan Qaboos Standard was raised during the ...

Labour Ministry Announces 207 Job Opportunities Within Wage Subsidy Initiative

Labour Ministry Announces 207 Job Opportunities Within Wage Subsidy Initiative Muscat, 26 Jun (ONA) --- The Ministry of Labour today announced (207) job opportunities in various private sector establishments within the wage subsidy initiative. Those job opportunities are divided into (99) for holders of Bachelor’s degree, (35) for Post General Education Diploma (GED) holders, (57) for holders of GED and (16) for Pre GED holders. The initiative comes in line with the ministry’s plans in employing job seekers in various establishments of the private sector. ...

HH Sayyid Asa’ad Bids Farewell to Ambassadors of Kenya, Sri Lanka

HH Sayyid Asa’ad Bids Farewell to Ambassadors of Kenya, Sri Lanka Muscat, 26 Jun (ONA) --- On behalf of His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik, HH Sayyid Asa'ad bin Tarik Al Said, Deputy Prime Minister for International Relations and Cooperation Affairs, Personal Representative of His Majesty the Sultan received separately in his office today Mohamed Dori Mohamed Yakub, Ambassador of the Republic of Kenya to the Sultanate of Oman and Omar Lebbe Ameer Ajwad, Ambassador of theDemocraticSocialist Republic of Sri Lanka to the Sultanate of Oman to bid them farewell at the end of their ...

Foreign Minister Bids Farewell to Some Ambassadors

Foreign Minister Bids Farewell to Several Ambassadors Muscat, 26 Jun (ONA) --- Sayyid Badr Hamad Al Busaidi, Foreign Minister received separately here today Dr. Sulaiman Abdullah Al Harbi, Ambassador of the State of Kuwait to the Sultanate of Oman, Mohamed Dori Mohamed Yakub, Ambassador of the Republic of Kenya to the Sultanate of Oman, Omar Lebbe Ameer Ajwad, Ambassador of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka to the Sultanate of Oman, Dr. Tibor Szatmari, Ambassador of the Republic of Hungary to the Sultanate of Oman and Haji Sulaini bin Haji Said, Ambassador of Brunei ...

Deputy PM for Defence Affairs Receives Egyptian Ambassador

Deputy PM for Defence Affairs Receives Egyptian Ambassador Muscat, 26 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 Khalid Abdul Halim Radi, Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the Sultanate of Oman. The two sides reviewed the bilateral relations between the two countries and means of enhancing them. They also discussed several matters of common interest. The meeting was attended by the Military Attaché at the Egyptian embassy in Muscat. ...

Egyptian President to Visit Oman Monday

Egyptian President to Visit Oman MondayMuscat, 25 Jun (ONA) —— President Abdul Fattah el Sisi of the Arab Republic of Egypt will pay an official visit lasting two days to the Sultanate of Oman this Monday.This was stated in a statement issued by the Diwan of Royal Court reading as follows:”In affirmation of the fraternal relations binding the Sultanate of Oman and the Arab Republic of Egypt, President Abdul Fattah el Sisi of Egypt will pay an official visit lasting two days to the Sultanate of Oman this Monday, 27 June 2022.The visit stems from the keenness of the leaderships in the two ...

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 ...