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Oman Re-asserts Its “Culture Of Peace” Before UN General Assembly

New York, Dec 2 (ONA) – The Culture of Peace is accorded a special status in the Sultanate’s policy as reaffirmed by His Majesty Sultan Haitham Bin Tarik.    This was stated here today before the United Nations general assembly meeting during the Sultanate’s speech, quoting His Majesty the Sultan’s Royal address last February in which he said, “Oman’s Message of Peace will continue to roam the world, conveying a great legacy and noble objectives, building rather than demolishing, working for rapprochement rather than ...

The Sultanate Participates in 25th Session of CSP-OPCW

The Hague, Dec 1 (ONA) —— The Sultanate is currently participating in the 25th session of the Conference of States Parties (CSP) of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).   The Sultanate is represented by Dr. Sheikh Abdullah bin Salem Al Harthy, the Sultanate’s ambassador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and its permanent representative to the organization.   The five-day conference discusses a number of topics, including appointing the Director-General  and the deputies, electing members of the Executive Council, the ...

Foreign Minister Holds Telephone Call with Iranian Counterpart

Muscat, Nov 29 (ONA)--- Sayyid Badr bin Hamad bin Hamoud Al Busaidi, Foreign Minister made a phone call to Dr. Mohammed Jawad Zarif, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran.   During the call, Sayyid Badr expressed the Sultanate’s condolences on the killing of the Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhri Zadeh. He also expressed the Sultanate’s condemnation of this act and everything that contradicts with the divine laws, as well ad the humanitarian and international ...

Oman ME Country Least Exposed to Terrorist Attacks: IEP Institute

Sidney, Nov 29 (ONA) —- The Institute of Economics and Peace (IEP) has rated the Sultanate as the country that is least exposed to terrorist attacks in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. In its Global Peace Index 2020 report, the Australia-based institute said that the number of terrorism victims worldwide stood at 13,826 in 2019 and that 63 countries witnessed, at least, one terrorist attack last year, the least since 2013. The worst-hit region of the world was the sub-Saharan zone in Africa which comprises seven out of ten countries in the world that had the largest ...

Foreign Minister Receives GCC Secretary General

Muscat, Nov 24 (ONA) Sayyid Badr bin Hamad bin Hamoud al-Busaidi, Foreign Minister received in his office today Dr. Nayef Falah Mubarak al-Hajjraf, GCC Secretary General.   The meeting reviewed the GCC march and the efforts exerted to enhance this march, in addition to the consultation on matters that serve aspirations of the GCC peoples. —- ...

Sultanate, Pakistan Hold Consultation Session

        Muscat, Nov 23 (ONA) ---- A session of consultation was held between the Sultanate and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan via video conferencing today.    Sheikh Khalifa bin Ali al-Harthy, Undersecretary of the Foreign Ministry for Diplomatic Affairs chaired the Omani side, while the Pakistani side was chaired by Sohail Mahmood, Foreign Secretary of Pakistan.          The session discussed the bilateral relations between the two countries and means of enhancing them in various fields to serve joint interests ...

US Values Sultanate’s Role In Enhancing Region’s Security

Washington, Nov 19 (ONA) —- US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, acting on behalf of the United States Government, expressed his best wishes to His Majesty Sultan Haitham Bin Tarik and the Omani people on the occasion of 50th National Day of the Renaissance. Pompeo commended the advanced level of bilateral cooperation between the two countries. He expressed his country’s appreciation for the Sultanate’s role in enhancing the stability of the region. He said that the United States looks for more partnership with Oman in economic and security fields in coming years under the ...

Oman Supports Morocco in Measures Undertaken to Protect Its Security, Sovereignty

        Muscat, Nov 14 (ONA) – The Sultanate today expressed its solidarity with the sisterly Kingdom of Morocco in the measures it undertook recently to protect its security and the sovereignty of its lands and to secure the freedom of civil and commercial movement in the buffer zone of Guerguerat (Western Sahara).     The Sultanate also reiterates its support for efforts exerted by the United Nation to establish peace and stability in that region.  – ...

The Sultanate Denounces Attack in Graveyard in Jeddah

Muscat, Nov 11 (ONA) —- The Sultanate today condemned the heinous attack at a graveyard in the city of Jeddah in the sisterly Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).         While denouncing the assault, which left a number of innocents injured, the Sultanate expresses its solidarity with the KSA as it tackles criminal acts that seek to target and terrorize innocent people.        The Sultante wishes the wounded quick recovery.  – ...

The Sultanate Participates in GCC-China Joint Ministerial Meeting

      Muscat, Nov 9(ONA) —— The Sultanate, represented by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, participated in the joint ministerial meeting between the GCC states and the People's Republic of China, on the sidelines of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 75).        The Sultanate was represented at the virtual meeting by the ministry’s Undersecretary for Diplomatic Affairs Sheikh Khalifa bin Ali al-Harthy.         The meeting discussed a number of issues, including the ...

The Sultanate Participates in GCC-German Strategic Forum

    Muscat, Nov 2 (ONA) --- The Sultanate, represented by the Ministry of Economy, today took part via video-conferencing in a forum on the Strategic Dialogue and Regional Security between the GCC countries and the Federal Republic of Germany. The forum was held within the framework of the GCC Forum organized by the GCC Secretariat General.   Dr. Said bin Mohammed al-Saqri, Minister of Economy, delivered a speech during the forum highlighting the post Covid-19 economic relations and cooperation.   The forum comes within the context of promoting the joint ...

Foreign Minister Receives Special Envoy of UN Secretary‑General for Yemen

Muscat, Oct 25 (ONA) --- Sayyid Badr bin Hamad al-Busaidi, Foreign Minister received here today Martin Griffiths, Special Envoy of the UN Secretary‑General for Yemen. The two sides discussed the latest developments at the Yemeni arena and the UN efforts with all parties to find a peaceful solution for the Yemeni cause. The meeting was attended senior officials at the ministry and the delegation accompanying the guest. —- ...

New Postal Stamp Commemorates 40 Years of Oman-China Relations

Muscat, Oct 20 (ONA) —- A new postal stamp commemorating the establishment of modern time Oman-China relations was inaugurated at the Foreign Ministry here today under the auspices of Mohammed bin Nassir al Wahaibi, Administrative and Financial Affairs Under-Secretary at the Foreign Ministry. The stamp, issued by Oman Post highlights images of a typical Omani fort, besides documenting the epic journey of Sindbad from the Port of Sohar to the Port of Guangzhou in China. It also includes pictures of the Great Wall of China, one of the world’s historic wonders. In a speech on ...

Foreign Minister Receives British Minister of State for Middle East, North Africa

Muscat, Oct 19 (ONA) --- Sayyid Badr bin Hamad al-Busaidi, Foreign Minister received at the ministry today James Cleverly, British Minister of State for Middle East and North Africa.          The two sides discussed the existing friendship relations between the two friendly countries and means of enhancing them. They also discussed the constructive cooperation between the two countries in various diplomatic, economic and cultural fields, which based on the comprehensive agreement of firm friendship and bilateral cooperation covering sectors of advanced ...

Oman, Nepal Ink MoU for Mutual Waiving of Visas

Muscat, Oct 19 (ONA) --- A  memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed at the Foreign Ministry today between the governments of the Sultanate and the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal for mutual waiving of visas for holders of Official, Diplomatic, Special and Service Passports.        The MoU was signed by Mohammed bin Nassir al-Wahaibi, Foreign Ministry’s Under-Secretary for Administrative and Financial Affairs, and S. B. Dahakal, Ambassador of Nepal to the Sultanate.       The MoU comes as a step forward in upgrading bilateral ...

Omani Mediation Secures Release of American Citizens

                        Muscat, Oct 14 (ONA) – In implementation of Royal directives of His Majesty Sultan Haitham Bin Tarik to answer the United States’ request to settle the issue of some of its citizens in Yemen and, after a highly valued response from authorities in Sana’a, the departments concerned in the Sultanate have transported the American citizens from Sana’a to Muscat on board two Royal Air Force of Oman flights in preparation for their return ...

Oman Ambassador Presents Credentials to Netherlands-Based Chemical Weapons Agency

The Hague, Oct 5 (ONA) —- Dr. Fernando Arias, Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), today received the credentials of Dr. Sheikh Abdullah bin Salim al-Harthy, Sultanate’s Permanent Representative to the OPCW at its premises here. Dr. Fernando valued the efforts of the Sultanate and its policies in support of peace and stability, noting that such support realizes the role of the OPCW in the region and the world at large.  —- ...

Oman Welcomes Sudan Peace Accord

        Muscat, Oct 3 (ONA) – The Sultanate has welcomed the Peace Accord signed in the city of Juba (South Sudan capital) between the Sudanese Transitional Government and the Revolutionary Front under the patronage of Republic of South Sudan government.      The Sultanate was represented at the accord signing ceremony by Ali bin Sulaiman al-Darmaki, Ambassador of the Sultanate to the Republic of Sudan.  – ...

Statement of the Sultanate of Oman at 75th Session of UN General Assembly

Muscat, Sep 29 (ONA) —- His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik has reaffirmed categorically that the Sultanate of Oman will follow the wise policy developed by late His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, the builder of modern Oman and the mastermind of its foreign policy and international relations over the past fifty years, said Sayyid Badr bin Hamad al-Busaidi, Foreign Minister during the 75th session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly. The speech’s text reads as follows:   “Your Excellency Mr. Volkan Bozkir, It gives me pleasure to congratulate you ...

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 ...