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Al-Owlaqi Receives Royal Letters Patent, Appointed as Norways Honorary Consul to Oman

Muscat, 10 Mar (ONA) --- Dr. Adil Jamal al-Owlaqi today received Royal Letters Patent (Al-Bara’a Al Sultania) and appointed as the Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of Norway to the Sultanate.   The Letters Patent was presented by Dr. Khalid Said al-Jaradi, acting Head of Protocols Department at the Foreign Ministry, who wished Dr. Adil success in advancing bilateral relations in a manner that benefits the peoples of the two countries.  --- ...

Oman, Germany Review Bilateral Relations

  Muscat, 10 Mar (ONA) --- Sheikh Khalifa Ali al-Harthy, Diplomatic Affairs Undersecretary at the Foreign Ministry today held a meeting with Miguel Berger, State Secretary of the Federal Foreign Office of Germany.   The meeting, held via video conferencing, reviewed the existing bilateral relations between the two friendly countries. Views on regional and international issues of common concern were also exchanged.   Present at the meeting were Yousef Said al-Amri, Ambassador of the Sultanate to Germany and Thomas Schneider, German Ambassador to Oman. --- ...

Omani Ambassador to Cairo Presents Credentials

  Cairo, 8 Mar (ONA) —— President Abdel Fatah el Sisi of the Arab Republic of Egypt received here today Abdullah Nassir al-Rahbi, who presented his credentials as the Sultanate’s ambassador to Egypt.   During the meeting, the ambassador conveyed greetings of His Majesty Sultan Haitham Bin Tarik to President el Sisi along with His Majesty's best wishes of good health and well-being to the Egyptian President and people.   On his turn, the Egyptian President asked the ambassador to convey his greetings and best wishes to His Majesty the Sultan and ...

Oman Reiterates Permanent Stands In Support Of Joint Arab Action

  Cairo, 3 Mar (ONA) – The Sultanate, under the leadership of His Majesty Sultan Haitham Bin Tarik, reaffirms its decades-old stance in support of joint Arab action, said Abdullah Nasser al-Rahbi, the Sultanate’s Ambassador to Egypt and its Permanent Representative at the Arab League, adding that Oman advocates the option of lasting, comprehensive peace based on resolutions of international legitimacy, as well as the Arab Peace Initiative. In a speech before the 155th ordinary session of the Arab League Council, al-Rahbi said that the Sultanate expresses the hope that ...

Oman Reiterates Commitment to Provide Aid For Yemen

New York, 3 Mar (ONA) —- The Sultanate has reiterated its commitment to provide humanitarian aid for the brotherly people of Yemen.   The pledge reflects Oman’s dedication to the Humanitarian Response Plan and international efforts to provide relief to alleviate human suffering in Yemen.    This came in the Sultanate’s Speech at the Virtual High-Level Pledging Event for the Humanitarian Crises in Yemen. The speech was delivered by Dr. Mohammed Awadh al-Hassan, the Sultanate’s Permanent Representative at the United Nations in New ...

Sayyid Badr Phones Palestinian, Israeli Foreign Ministers

  Muscat, 1 Mar (ONA) —- Foreign Minister Sayyid Badr Hamad al-Busaidi today made separate phone calls to Dr. Riyad al-Maliki, Palestinian Foreign Minister, and Gabi Ashkenazi, Israeli Foreign Minister.   Discussions during the telephonic conversations reaffirmed Omani stances in support for the realization of fair and comprehensive peace in the Middle East through direct negotiations. Emphasis was also laid on the two-state solution and the establishment of an independent Palestinian state.  – ...

Oman Participates As Permanent Representatives Meet On Sidelines of Arab Foreign Ministers Session

  Cairo, 1 Mar (ONA) – The Sultanate today took part in the 155th round of the Arab League Council, at the level of permanent representatives, to prepare for the ministerial meeting scheduled to be held here on Wednesday. Arab foreign ministers will convene under the chairmanship of the State of Qatar.   The Omani delegation was headed by Abdullah Nassir al-Rahbi, the Sultanate’s Ambassador to Egypt and its Permanent Representative at the Arab League.   The permanent representatives will discuss topics of the Arab foreign ministers’ agenda dealing ...

The Sultanate, Kuwait Review Fraternal Relations

        Muscat, 28 Feb (ONA) --- Sayyid Badr Hamad al-Busaidi, Foreign Minister held a session of consultations today with Sheikh Dr. Ahmed Nasser Al Mohammed al-Sabah, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kuwait.       The session reviewed the strong fraternal relations binding the two brotherly countries. The two sides stressed their keenness on boosting the constructive cooperation between the two countries to serve joint interest.       They reviewed some regional and international issues, besides exchanging views to enhance the GCC joint ...

Foreign Minister Receives US Special Envoy for Yemen

  Muscat, 25 Feb (ONA) --- Sayyid Badr Hamad al-Busaidi, Foreign Minister today received Tim Lenderking, Special Envoy of the United States (US) for Yemen.     The two sides discussed developments of the situations in Yemen and the endeavours exerted to end the ongoing war. They also reiterated the importance of addressing the humanitarian crisis and supporting efforts to achieve political settlement among all Yemeni parties through constructive dialogue and peaceful negotiations.      The meeting was attended by Sheikh Khalifa Ali al-Harthy, Undersecretary of ...

Foreign Minister, US State Secretary Stress Omani-American Strategic Relations

Muscat, 24 Feb (ONA) —- Sayyid Badr Hamad al-Busaidi, Foreign Minister received a telephonic call today from Dr. Antony Blinken, US Secretary of State. During the call, the two sides stressed the strategic relations between the two friendly countries in various areas. They also exchanged views on several issues of common concern.  Both ministers reiterated the importance of supporting all endeavors to maintain peace and stability in the region. —- ...

Kuwait Celebrates 60th National Day, Rejoicing Great Achievements

  Kuwait, 24 Feb (ONA) --- Kuwait will celebrate its 60th National Day tomorrow (Thursday), marking the efforts of its leadership to develop all sectors and preserve the country's peace and stability.   This year's celebrations will be the first under the leadership of Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmed Al Jaber al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait and Sheikh Mishal Al Ahmed Al Jaber al-Sabah, Crown Prince.   During the celebrations, Kuwait is also remembering the great efforts of the late Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber al-Sabah, who passed away on 29 September 2020, after long ...

Foreign Minister Conducts Bilateral Consultations with KSA Counterpart

  Muscat, 24 Feb (ONA) --- Sayyid Badr Hamad al-Busaidi, Foreign Minister today conducted bilateral consultations with Prince Faisal Farhan al-Saud, Foreign Minister of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).   The two sides expressed their deep pride over the historic, fraternal and strong relations between the two brotherly countries and peoples.   They also expressed keenness of the two wise leaderships to promote the bilateral relations in various spheres to achieve mutual benefits and open new and diverse horizons to support opportunities of trade, investment ...

The Sultanate Participates in GCC, UK Joint Ministerial Meeting

  Muscat, 22 Feb (ONA) --- The Sultanate took part in the joint ministerial meeting held via video-conferencing today between the GCC countries and the United Kingdom (UK).     The Sultanate was represented in the meeting by Sheikh Khalifa Ali al-Harthy, Undersecretary of the Foreign Ministry for Diplomatic Affairs.   During the meeting, the GCC side in the meeting was headed by Dr. Abdullatif Rashid al-Zayani, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Bahrain, Chairman of the GCC Ministerial Council for the current term whilst it was chaired from the ...

Oman Is Important Partner for Maintaining Regional Security: US Military Official

  Muscat, 21 Feb (ONA) --- Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, Commander of the United States Central Command lauded efforts of the Sultanate's government under the leadership of His Majesty Sultan Haitham Bin Tarik to upgrade the military sector.   In an interview with Oman News Agency (ONA), the US military official affirmed that that Sultanate is a strategically important partner for his country to maintain regional security.   He explained that the Omani-US relationship is one of the oldest as it goes back hundreds of years, reaffirming his country's keenness ...

Oman, Georgia Sign Agreement for Mutual Visa Exemption

Muscat, 18 Feb (ONA) --- The Sultanate and the Republic of Georgia signed at the Foreign Ministry here today an agreement on mutual visa exemption for the holder of diplomatic, special and service passports.   The agreement was signed on behalf of the governments of the two countries by Sheikh Khalifa Ali Al-Harthy, Undersecretary of the Foreign Ministry for Diplomatic Affairs and Vakhtang Jaoshvili, Ambassador of the Republic of Georgia accredited to the Sultanate.   The agreement aims to upgrade the bilateral relations between the two friendly countries. --- ...

Oman, Peru Sign Agreement for Mutual Visa Exemption

  Muscat, 18 Feb (ONA) --- The Sultanate and the Republic of Peru signed at the Foreign Ministry here today an agreement on mutual visa exemption for the holder of diplomatic, special and service passports.   The agreement was signed on behalf of the governments of the two countries by Sheikh Khalifa Ali Al-Harthy, Undersecretary of the Foreign Ministry for Diplomatic Affairs and Jose Luis Salinas, Ambassador of the Republic of Peru accredited to the Sultanate.   The agreement aims to upgrade the bilateral relations between the two friendly countries. --- ...

Oman, Finland Sign MoU for Political Consultations

  Muscat, 17 Feb (ONA) —- The Sultanate and the Republic of Finland today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for political consultations between the foreign ministries of the two countries.  The MoU was signed at the Foreign Ministry here by Sheikh Khalifa Ali Al Harthy, Undersecretary of the Foreign Ministry for Diplomatic Affairs and Antti Rytovuori, Ambassador of Finland accredited to the Sultanate. The MoU aims to enhance bilateral relations between the two friendly countries in various areas and exchange views on issues of common concern. ...

The Sultanate, Sri Lanka Mark 40th Anniversary of Establishing Diplomatic Relations

Muscat, 17 Feb (ONA)--- The Foreign Ministry, in cooperation with the Sri Lankan Embassy in Muscat, held a ceremony today marking the 40th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between the Sultanate and the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.     The ceremony was attended by Sheikh Khalifa Ali al-Harthy, Undersecretary of the Foreign Ministry for Diplomatic Affairs and Omar Lebbe, Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the Sultanate.                  During the ceremony, the two sides launched a commemorative logo symbolizing the ...

Foreign Minister Conducts Consultations with UAE Counterpart

Muscat, 14 Feb (ONA) --- Sayyid Badr Hamad al-Busaidi, Foreign Minister conducted bilateral consultations with Sheikh Abdullah Zayed al-Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the United Arab Emirates(UAE).   The two sides touched on various aspects dealing with the Omani, UAE relations, as well as distinguished historic, cultural ties.    Both Ministers affirmed keenness of their countries' leaderships to strengthen the constructive cooperation in different spheres to enhance the mutual interests.   They exchanged views on ...

Oman Is Voice of Reason and Wisdom: Turkish Foreign Minister

Muscat, 10 Feb (ONA) --- Mevlut Cavusoglu, Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs lauded the Sultanate's foreign policy and its efforts in coming up with solutions for the regional conflicts. He described the Sultanate as a voice of reason and wisdom in the region.   In a joint press conference held at the Foreign Ministry today with Sayyid Badr Hamad al-Busaidi, Foreign Minister, the Turkish Minister said that his country supports the Sultanate's endeavours to maintain security and stability in the region.   He expressed his country's keenness to promote ...

Advisory Board of GCC Supreme Council Chooses New Chair

Advisory Board of GCC Supreme Council Chooses New Chair   Muscat, 10 Feb (ONA) --- The Advisory Board of the GCC Supreme Council today chose Sheikha Dr. Maryam Hussein al-Khalifa as Chairperson of the Board in succession of Hamad Abdul Rahman al-Madfa.   Held via video conferencing in Muscat today, the first meeting of the 24th session discussed decisions of tasking the Advisory Board of the GCC Supreme Council to study three topics pertaining to maximizing the benefit of GCC states from the Silk Road (Belt and Road Initiative), matters related to the GCC human ...

The Sultanate Participates in Arab Foreign Ministers Emergency Meeting

The Sultanate Participates in Arab Foreign Ministers Emergency Meeting   Cairo, 8 Feb (ONA) --- The Sultanate today took part in the emergency meeting of the Arab League Council at the level of foreign ministers. The meeting was held under the presidency of Egypt.   The Omani delegation was headed by Abdullah Nasser al-Rahbi, the Sultanate's Ambassador to Egypt, its Permanent Representative to the Arab League.   Called for by Egypt and Jordan, the meeting discussed developments in the Arab region, which require a joint Arab stance to address foreign ...

Omans Representative to the Arab League Presents Credentials

  Oman's Representative to the Arab League Presents Credentials   Cairo, 7 Feb (ONA) --- Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Secretary General of the Arab League received here today Abdullah Nassir al-Rahbi who presented his credentials as the Sultanate's Permanent Representative to the Arab League.   During the meeting, Aboul Gheit lauded the Sultanate's efforts and keenness on furnishing grounds for understanding and cooperation amongst different countries. He also highlighted the Sultanate's support for efforts of the Arab League to consolidate pillars of ...

Oman Welcomes Forming New Libyan Executive Authority

Muscat, 6 Feb (ONA) – The Sultanate has welcomed the formation of a new executive authority in Libya. In a statement issued by the Foreign Ministry today, the Sultanate valued global efforts made by the United Nations and active countries concerned. It hoped that the step would lead to the establishment of security, stability and development in a manner that realizes the aspirations of the brotherly people of ...

Foreign Minister, Deputy Prime Minister of Turkmenistan Review Bilateral Relations

  Muscat, 1 Feb (ONA) --- Sayyid Badr Hamad al-Busaidi, Foreign Minister and Rashid Meredov, Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign Minister of the Republic of Turkmenistan discussed the existing relations between the two friendly countries   During the meeting held via video-conferencing today, the two sides affirmed their keenness to continue developing the relations in various spheres. They also exchanged views and consultations on regional and international issues of common concern. --- ...

The Sultanate, the Netherlands Hold 27th Political Consultation Session

  Muscat, 27 Jan (ONA) --- The Sultanate's Foreign Ministry and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands today held the 27th political consultation session via video-conferencing.   The Omani side was chaired in the session by Sheikh Khalifa Ali al-Harthy, Undersecretary of the Foreign Ministry for Diplomatic Affairs whilst it was chaired from the Netherlands side by Paul Huijts, Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.         The session reviewed the existing relations between the two countries and discussed ...

Foreign Minister, Yemeni Counterpart Reaffirm Support of UN Endeavours

  Muscat, 26 Jan (ONA) --- Sayyid Badr Hamad al-Busaidi, Foreign Minister today held a meeting with Ahmad Awad Binmubarak, Minister of Foreign and Expatriates Affairs of the Republic of Yemen.   Held via video conferencing, the meeting stressed the deep, strong relations between the two brotherly countries. The two sides discussed the latest developments in Yemen. They also reaffirmed supporting endeavours of the UN Envoy to Yemen. --- ...

The Sultanate, Tajikistan Hold Consultations Session

  Muscat, 20 Jan (ONA) --- The first session of political consultations was held today via video-conferencing between the Foreign Ministries of the Sultanate and the Republic of Tajikistan.   The Omani side was headed by Sheikh Khalifa Ali al-Harthy, Undersecretary of the Foreign Ministry for Diplomatic Affairs whilst the Tajik side was chaired by Khusrav Nоziri, First Deputy Foreign Minister of Tajikistan.   The session explored ways to boost relations of the bilateral cooperation in various fields of mutual interest, in addition to exchanging views on regional ...

Foreign Minister Receives GCC Secretary General

  Muscat, 20 Jan (ONA) --- Sayyid Badr Hamad al-Busaidi, Foreign Minister received here today Dr. Nayef Falah al-Hajraf, GCC Secretary General.   The meeting touched on the blessed GCC march. The two sides exchanged views and ideas to enhance the GCC joint action particularly in light of the outcomes of the 41st GCC Summit, held on 5 January 2021 in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. --- ...

The Sultanate, Brunei Hold 20th Consultative Meeting

      Muscat, Jan 11 (ONA) --- The Foreign Ministries of the Sultanate and Brunei Darussalam held the 20th consultative meeting today.      Held via video-conferencing, the Sultanate's side was chaired by Sheikh Khalifa Ali al-Harthy, Undersecretary of the Foreign Ministry for Diplomatic Affairs, while the Brunei side was chaired by Pengiran Norhashimah binti Pengiran Mohd, Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brunei.      During the meeting, the two sides discussed several topics of mutual interests and means ...