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Foreign Minister Participates in GCC- Russia Joint Meeting

  Muscat, Sep 29 (ONA) --- Sayyid Badr bin Hamad al-Busaidi, Foreign Minister today took part in the joint ministerial meeting between the GCC countries and the Russian Federation. The virtual meeting was held on the sidelines of the 75th session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly.   The meeting was attended by Dr. Nayef Falah al-Hajraf, GCC Secretary-General and a number of GCC ministers and undersecretaries, in addition to Sergei Lavrov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.   The meeting dealt with cooperation relations ...

Oman Joins UN in Celebrating 75th Anniversary

Muscat, Sep 22 (ONA) --- The Sultanate today shared the United Nations (UN) celebration of the 75th anniversary of the international organisation. The event was marked worldwide via videoconferencing.                    Sheikh Abdulmalik bin Abdullah al-Khalili, Chairman of the State Council, delivered the Sultanate’s speech on this occasion saying, “I am honoured to convey to your gathering the greetings of His Majesty Sultan Haitham Bin Tarik and his best wishes of success in your ...

US Report Reaffirms Significance of Oman’s Role in Enhancing Regional Stability

Washington, Sep 20 (ONA) --- A fresh report published by Washington Institute has underlined the Sultanate’s role in fostering security and regional stability, which, the report said, “is of great significance, particularly for Britain and the United States.”   The report laid emphasis on the bilateral relations between the Sultanate and Britain and hailed continuous cooperation between the two countries in different fields.   London capitalizes on supporting its relation with Muscat, not least because of the efficiency of Omani moderation in the ...

15th Session of Omani-German Joint Committee Concludes

Muscat, Sep 15 (ONA) --- Sayyid Badr bin Hamad bin Hamoud al-Busaidi, Foreign Minister, chaired today the conclusion of the 15th session of the Omani-German Joint Committee which was held through virtual communication between Muscat and Berlin, co-chaired on the German side, by Marco Wandervitz, Parliamentary Minister of State at the Ministry of Economy and Energy.           The two ministers also held a virtual closed meeting, during which they exchanged views on confronting the Covid-19 pandemic and its economic and social repercussions, as well as ways ...

The Sultanate Welcomes Bahrain Initiative On Relations With Israel

Muscat, Sep 13 (ONA) —- The Sultanate today welcomed the initiative of the Kingdom of Bahrain in view of the joint tripartite declaration on relations with Israel.                       The Sultanate issued a statement reading as follows:   “The Sultanate welcomed the initiative undertaken by the Kingdom of Bahrain, as part of the Kingdom’s sovereign rights, in view of the joint tripartite declaration on relations with ...

At AL 154th Session, the Sultanate Underscores Two-State Solution, Solidarity with Sudan, Lebanon, Libya

Muscat, Sep 9 (ONA) --– Sayyid Badr bin Hamad al-Busaidi, Foreign Minister has said that the Sultanate, under the leadership of His Majesty Sultan Haitham Bin Tarik, strongly advocates calls for peace in the region and that Oman reaffirms its support for the Palestinian people’s legitimate aspirations of their human right to self-determination and establishment of an independent state, with East Jerusalem as its capital. Sayyid Badr made the statement as part of the Sultanate’s speech at the Arab League (AL) Council’s 154th session, in which he said, “We stick ...

Sayyid Fahd Reaffirms Permanent Support for Palestinian Cause

Muscat, Sep 8 (ONA) --- Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmoud al-Said, Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministers, today received a phone call from Dr. Mohammed Shtayyeh, Prime Minister of the State of Palestine, dealing with developments in the region and their repercussions.                            Dr. Shtayyeh commended the Sultanate’s permanent stands on the Palestinian issue.      ...

Foreign Minister Receives UK State Secretary for Defence

        Muscat, Sep 8 (ONA) --- Sayyid Badr bin Hamad bin Hamoud al-Busaidi, Foreign Minister received at the General Diwan of the Foreign Ministry today Ben Wallace, UK State Secretary for Defence.     The meeting discussed aspects of the bilateral cooperation between the two countries and means of enhancing them between the two friendly countries and peoples. This comes within the context of the joint friendship declaration, bilateral relations and the joint defence agreement.        During the meeting, they ...

The Sultanate Calls For Solidarity With Sudan

     Cairo, Sep 7 (ONA) – The Sultanate today called for solidarity with the people of Sudan to overcome their current crisis of floods that devastated large parts of the country, causing loss of life and properties. Oman offered its condolences to the Sudanese people.      This came in a speech delivered by Adviser Badr bin Hilal al-Busaidi, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Sultanate to the Arab League (AL), at the 154th session of the AL Council, held here, under the presidency of Palestine, at the level of permanent representatives. ‫   ...

The Sultanate Participates in 154th Session of Arab League Council

Cairo, Sep 7 (ONA) --- The Sultanate today took part in the 154th session of the Arab League Council at the level of permanent delegates.   The Sultanate’s delegation was headed by Badr bin Hilal al-Busaidi, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Sultanate.   The Deputy Permanent Representative of the Sultanate delivered the Sultanate’s speech, after which the Palestinian side took over the presidency of the 154th session from the Sultanate to complete the agenda in preparation for the virtual meeting of the Arab League Council at the ministerial level ...

Sultanate’s Permanent Representative to the UN Presents Credentials in Geneva

Geneva, Sep 3 (ONA) ----- Tatiana Valovaya, Director-General of the United Nations Office in Geneva, received Ambassador Idris bin Abdurrahman al-Khanjari, who presented his credentials as the Sultanate's Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva.          During the meeting, the ambassador stressed the importance of continuing and enhancing the joint cooperation between the Sultanate, the United Nations office and international organizations in various fields.         On her turn, Director-General ...

Sultanates Ambassador to Thailand Presents Credentials

Bangkok, Sep 2  (ONA) --- Director General of Protocols in the Thai Foreign Ministry received at the Capital, Bangkok today Ambassador Issa bin Abdullah al-Alawi, who presented a copy of his credentials as the Sultanate’s ambassador to the freindly Kingdom of Thailand.     The meeting discussed the bilateral relations between the two friendly countries on various ...

Sultanate Chairs Arab Meeting On Weapons of Mass Destruction

Cairo, Aug 31 (ONA) – The Sultanate today chaired the 57th meeting of senior Arab officials "on nuclear arms and other weapons of mass destruction". The two-day meeting is being held via videoconferencing.                    Oman was represented by Adviser Badr bin Hilal al-Busaidi, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Sultanate at the Arab League. The Sultanate headed the meeting in its capacity as President of the Arab League Council (ALC) at the ministerial ...

Sultanate, Uzbekistan Hold 6th Round of Political Consultations

Muscat, Aug 19 (ONA )--- The Sultanate's Government and the government of the Republic Uzbekistan today held the 6th round of political consultations via video-conferencing.   The Sultanate's side was headed by Sheikh Khalifa bin Ali al-Harthy, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Diplomatic Affairs whilst it was led from the Uzbek side by Furkat Sidikov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs.   The session discussed means of enhancing relations of bilateral cooperation in various fields of joint interests, as well as exchanging viewpoints on ...

Foreign Ministry’s Secretary General Holds Virtual Meeting with Italian Deputy FM

Muscat, Jul 28 (ONA)--- Sayyid Badr bin Hamad al-Busaidi, Secretary General of the Foreign Ministry held a meeting via video conferencing today with Marina Sereni, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Italian Republic.            During the meeting, the two sides reviewed aspects of the bilateral relations and means of enhancing them to serve the mutual interests and expand the foundation of the economic partnership, as well as cultural and scientific cooperation.        The two sides also touched on the health, economic and ...

Sultanate’s Ambassador to Slovenia Presents His Credentials

Ljubljana, Jul 27 (ONA) —- President Borut Pahor of the Republic of Slovenia received at the Republican Palace here Yousef bin Ahmed al-Jabri, the Sultanate’s Ambassador to Austria, who presented his credentials as non-resident ambassador accredited to the Republic of Slovenia.          During the meeting, the ambassador conveyed greetings of His Majesty Sultan Haitham Bin Tarik to President Pahor, along with His Majesty’s best wishes of good health and happiness to him, and the friendly people of Slovenia further progress and ...

Foreign Ministry’s Secretary General Holds Virtual Meeting with Turkish Deputy FM

Muscat, Jul 27 (ONA)--- Sayyid Badr bin Hamad al-Busaidi, Secretary General of the Foreign Ministry held a  meeting via video conferencing today with  Sedat Onal, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey.         During the meeting, the two sides discussed aspects of the existing bilateral relations between the two friendly countries and means of enhancing and developing economic, commercial and cultural cooperation.           The two sides also exchanged viewpoins on several regional and ...

Foreign Ministry Secretary General Holds Virtual Meeting with Scandinavian Countries’ Ambassadors

Muscat, Jul 26 (ONA) --- Sayyid Badr bin Hamad al-Busaidi, Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs today held a meeting via video-conferencing with ambassadors of Norway, Finland, Sweden and Denmark.  A range of issues and developments of common concern were discussed during the meeting. The meeting also discussed aspects of cooperation between the Sultanate and the Scandinavian region and means of promoting the bilateral and joint relations with these countries. A number of respective ambassadors in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs took part in the meeting. The ...

The Sultanate Participates in Meeting of GCC Committee Tasked with Following up Stages of Joint Work

Muscat, Jul 20 (ONA) – The Sultanate took part in the 20th meeting of the ministerial committee tasked with following up the execution of decisions of GCC leaders. Sayyid Badr bin Hamad al-Busaidi, Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, represented the Sultanate at the meeting, held via videoconference. The Committee discussed various issues related to the main topic with a view to speeding up the rate of joint action as desired by the GCC leaders. The meeting was chaired by Mohammed Abdullah al-Qarqawi, Minister of Council of Ministers Affairs in the United Arab ...

The Sultanates Ambassador to the Netherlands Presents his Credentials

The Hague, Jul 15 (ONA) --- King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands received at Noordeinde Palace in the Hague today Dr. Sheikh Abdullah bin Salim al-Harthy, who presented his credentials as plenipotentiary and extraordinary ambassador of the Sultanate to the Kingdom of the Netherlands.During the meeting, the Sultanate's ambassador conveyed greetings of His Majesty Sultan Haitham Bin Tarik along with his best wishes of good health, happiness and a long life to the King of the Netherlands and the people of the Netherlands further progress and prosperity.On his turn, King Willem-Alexander ...

Sultanate’s Ambassador to Hungary Presents Credentials

Budapest, Jul 9 (ONA) —- President Dr. Janos Ader of Hungary received at the Presidential Palace in Budapest today Yousuf bin Ahmed al-Jabri, who presented his credentials as the Sultanate’s non-resident Ambassador to Hungary.During the meeting, the Ambassador conveyed greetings and best wishes of His Majesty Sultan Haitham Bin Tarik to President Ader and the friendly people of Hungary.On his turn, the Hungarian President asked the Ambassador to convey his greetings and best wishes to His Majesty the Sultan. The meeting reviewed the bilateral relations between the two friendly countries ...

UN Secretary-General Hails Sultanate’s Support For Peace in Yemen

New York, Jul 9 (ONA) – António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, has commended the role of the Sultanate in supporting international efforts to establish security and peace in the Republic of Yemen. In a virtual video call to countries backing the global ceasefire initiative, Guterres said that the international community is grateful to the Sultanate of Oman for its crucial role in enhancing efforts aimed to establish peace and security in Yemen. “The United Nations values this vital and positive role,” he said. Guterres added that ...

The Sultanate’s Ambassador to Morocco Presents Credentials’ Copies

Rabat, Jul 8 (ONA) —- Nasser Bourita, Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans residing abroad received in his office in Rabat today Dr. Said bin Mohammed al-Bar’ami, who presented copies of his credentials as the Sultanate’s Ambassador to the sisterly Kingdom of Morocco. During the meeting, the Moroccan Minister wished the Ambassador success in his tasks and the bilateral relations between the two brotherly countries further progress and growth.—- ...

The Sultanate Participates in Ministerial Meeting of Arab-China Cooperation Forum

Amman, Jul 6 (ONA) --- Yousef bin Alawi bin Abdullah, Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs, headed the Sultanate’s delegation in the ninth session of the Ministerial Meeting of the Arab-China Cooperation Forum held via video-link in the Jordanian capital Amman today. The meeting was co-chaired by Ayman al-Safadi, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and Wang Yi, State Councilor and Foreign Minister of the friendly People's Republic of China. Present in the session were representatives of the sisterly Arab countries and Ahmed Aboul Gheit, ...

Oman An Important Partner in Combating Terrorism: US State Department

                   Washington, Jun 25 (ONA) --- The US State Department has said that Oman is an important regional counterterrorism (CT) partner that actively worked in 2019 to prevent terrorists from conducting attacks or using the country as a safe haven.                     In its annual report on combating global terrorism, issued last night, the US State Department said that “There were no terrorist incidents reported in ...

Arab League Council Discusses Conditions In Libya, Renaissance Dam of Ethiopia

Muscat, Jun.23 (ONA) ---- The Council of Arab League (AL) today held its extraordinary ministerial session via videoconferencing to discuss conditions in Libya and issues related to Renaissance Dam of Ethiopia.     The Sultanate was represented at the meeting by Yousef bin Alawi bin Abdullah, Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs, Chairman of the current AL Council session.      Alawi said in a speech that the session is being convened upon the request of the Arab Republic of Egypt and support from member states to discuss the situation in Libya and ...

Oman Deplores Attacks on Saudi Arabia

           Muscat, Jun 23 (ONA) --- The Sultanate followed up, with great anxiety and deep distress, the attacks staged at the sisterly Kingdom of Saudi Arabia recently.                    In a statement issued here today, the Sultanate called for action to avoid any escalation which, Oman said, would be detrimental to the region’s security and stability.                         The Sultanate urged all parties to ...

Alawi Gets Phone Call From Egyptian Foreign Minister

Muscat, Jun.22 (ONA) ---- Yousef bin Alawi bin Abdullah, Minister Responsible For Foreign Affairs, today received a phone call from Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry.     The two ministers reviewed the progress of relations between the Sultanate and Egypt in various areas in a manner that reflects the depth of the existing relations between the two brotherly peoples.    The call also covered consultation on a number of regional issues of common concern, and developments of situations in the region, as well as topics on the agenda of the Arab League Council for the ...

Arab Foreign Ministers to Hold Emergency Meeting Under the Sultanates Chairmanship

       Cairo, Jun.21 (ONA) ---- The Arab foreign ministers will hold a video conferencing emegency  meeting tomorrow (Monday), under the chairmanship of the Sultanate.    The Secretariat General had received a request from the Egyptian delegation to hold an emergency meeting of the Arab League Council at the level of foreign ministers to discuss developments of the situation in Libya. --- ...

Oman-Qatar Relations A Spectacular Model Sustained Since Antiquity

Muscat, May 21 (ONA) --- Sheikh Jasim bin Abdul-Rahman al Thani, Ambassador of Qatar to the Sultanate, has said that Omani-Qatari relations are spectacular and deep-rooted and that the two countries share a common tribal kinship since antiquity.          These social bonds are further enhanced by close coordination that reflected into the development of identical views on regional and international issues, said Sheikh Jasim.           The ambassador said that bilateral relations are accorded a great attention by His Majesty ...