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Oman, Slovenia Hold Political Consultations

Oman, Slovenia Hold Political Consultations Muscat, 24 Nov (ONA) --- The first round of political consultations between the Foreign Ministries of the Sultanate of Oman and Slovenia was held at the Foreign Ministry here today. The Omani side was headed by Sheikh Khalifa Ali Al Harthy, Foreign Ministry’s Undersecretary for Diplomatic Affairs, while the Slovenian side was headed by Samuel Žbogar, Minister of Foreign affairs. The two sides discussed the bilateral relations between the two countries and means of enhancing them. The two sides also exchanged views on ...

King of Jordan Confers Order on Omani Ambassador

King of Jordan Confers Order on Omani Ambassador Amman, 23 Nov (ONA) --- King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan conferred the Order of Independence (First Class) on Sheikh Hilal bin Marhoon Al Maamari, Ambassador of the Sultanate of Oman to Jordan, at the end of his tour of duty as ambassador of Oman to Jordan. Bestowing the Order on the Sheikh Al Maamari also cones in appreciation of his efforts in carrying out diplomatic duties, which has contributed to strengthening the Omani-Jordanian relations. The Order was conferred on the ambassador when the ...

Oman Expresses Sympathy with Indonesia over Cianjur Earthquake

Oman Expresses Sympathy with Indonesia over Cianjur Earthquake Muscat, 21 Nov (ONA) ---The Sultanate of Oman has expressed its sympathy with the Republic of Indonesia over the earthquake that hit the city of Cianjur in West Java. In a statement issued by the Foreign Ministry here today, Oman also expressed sincere condolences to the Indonesian government and people, as well as families of the victims, wishing the injured a speedy recovery. --- Ends/AH ...

Iranian President Receives Foreign Minister

Iranian President Receives Foreign Minister Tehran, 19 Nov (ONA) —— Dr. Ebrahim Raisi, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran received in Tehran today Sayyid Badr Hamad Al Busaidi, Foreign Minister.During the meeting, Sayyid Badr conveyed greetings and best wishes of His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik to President Raisi and the people of Iran.On his turn, the Iranian President expressed his appreciation and best wishes to His Majesty the Sultan and the Omani people, wishing the relations between the two countries further progress. President Raisi also expressed his greetings to the ...

Foreign Minister Meets Iranian Counterpart

Foreign Minister Meets Iranian CounterpartTehran, 19 Nov (ONA) —— Sayyid Badr Hamad Al Busaidi, Foreign Minister met in Tehran today with Dr. Hossein Amir Abdollahian, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran.The meeting touched on areas of bilateral cooperation and means of promoting them to serve the joint interests.It also discussed a set of regional and international issues of common interests. The two sides affirmed that they will continue the joint consultation and baking all efforts that maintain security, peace and stability through dialogue and political ...

Grain Deal Extended for Another 120 Days

Grain Deal Extended for Another 120 Days Ankara, 17 Nov (ONA) --- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan confirmed today that the grain deal signed in Istanbul in July would be extended for 120 days. "Following the decision made by the UN, Turkey, Russia and Ukraine, the agreement on the Black Sea corridor will be extended from 19 November 2022 for 120 days," the Turkish leader wrote on Twitter. Erdogan thanked UN chief Antonio Guterres, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian leader Vladimir Zelensky for their efforts to extend the initiative. According to ...

Foreign Minister Receives Credentials Copy of Estonian, Mauritian Ambassadors

Foreign Minister Receives Credentials Copy of Estonian, Mauritian Ambassadors Muscat, 15 Nov (ONA) --- Sayyid Badr Hamad Al Busaidi, Foreign Minister, received credentials copy of Ingrid Amer, Ambassador of the Republic of Estonia appointed to the Sultanate of Oman. Sayyid Badr wished the ambassador success in carrying out her duties. He also wished the relations between Oman and Estonia further development and growth. Sayyid Badr also received a copy of credentials of Shaukat Ali Soudhan, Ambassador of the Republic of Mauritius appointed to the Sultanate of Oman. ...

Foreign Minister Receives Ambassadors of UK, Brazil

Foreign Minister Receives Ambassadors of UK, Brazil Muscat, 15 Nov (ONA) --- Sayyid Badr Hamad Al Busaidi, Foreign Minister received here today Ligia Maria Scherer, Ambassador of the Federative Republic of Brazil to the Sultanate of Oman to bid her farewell at the end of her tour of duty. Sayyid Badr expressed his appreciation to the ambassador for the efforts she exerted in enhancing relations between the two countries. He also wished her success in her future endeavors. Moreover, Sayyid Badr also received, separately, Bill Murray, Ambassador of the United Kingdom (UK) to the ...

APEC Economic Leaders Week Kicks off in Thailand

APEC Economic Leaders Week Kicks off in Thailand Bangkok, 14 Nov (ONA) --- The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum Week was opened in the Thai capital of Bangkok today. From 14 November and through 19 November 2022, the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center is to host meetings of senior APEC officials, ministerial meetings, plenary sessions, exhibitions and a number of other events related to the forum. It will end with a meeting of APEC Economic Leaders’ meeting on 18 and 19 November, which will be attended by representatives of 21 economies. The opening ...

UK Strikes Revised Deal with France on Channel Migrants

UK Strikes Revised Deal with France on Channel Migrants London, 14 Nov (ONA) --- The United Kingdom (UK) will pay France £8m more a year under a revised deal to try to stop people crossing the English Channel in small boats. Under the updated agreement, UK police officers will be embedded with their French counterparts in control rooms and on beaches. The number of officers patrolling the French coast to try to stop people setting off will rise from 200 to 300. UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said he was "confident we can bring the numbers down". But, speaking to ...

US President, Chinese President Meet in Indonesia

US President, Chinese President Meet in Indonesia Jakarta, 14 Nov (ONA) --- US President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping opened their first in-person meeting today since the US president took office nearly two years ago. President Xi and President Biden greeted each other with a handshake at a luxury resort hotel in Indonesia, where they are attending the Group of 20 summit of large economies, before they sat down for what was expected to be a conversation lasting several hours. “As the leaders of our two nations, we share responsibility, in my view, to show that ...

Oman Condoles Turkey over Istanbul Explosion

Oman Condoles Turkey over Istanbul Explosion Muscat, 14 Nov (ONA) --- The Sultanate of Oman has expressed its condolences to the government and people of the Republic of Turkey, as well as families of the victims of the explosion that targeted Taksim area in Istanbul, wishing the injured a speedy recovery. In a statement issued by the Foreign Ministry here today, Oman reiterated its firm stance in condemning all forms of violence and terrorism. --- Ends/AH ...

Foreign Ministry’s Administrative Affairs Undersecretary Receives German Delegation

Foreign Ministry’s Administrative Affairs Undersecretary Receives German Delegation Muscat, 10 Nov (ONA) --- Mohammed Nasser Al Wahaibi, Undersecretary of the Foreign Ministry for Administrative and Financial Affairs, received here today Roland Weigert, Vice Minister in the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy in the Federal Republic of Germany. The two sides reviewed the cooperation relations between the two countries and means of enhancing them, especially in the fields of renewable energy and joint investments. The meeting was ...

NATO Summit in Vilnius to Focus on Defence Spending, Ukraine Support

NATO Summit in Vilnius to Focus on Defence Spending, Ukraine SupportBrussels, 9 Nov (ONA) ---- The next summit of NATO leaders is to take place in Vilnius in Lithuania on 11-12 July, 2023, the Western military alliance announced today.The meeting comes as the alliance faces "the most complex and unpredictable security environment since the Cold War," NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said.Leaders of the 30-member alliance are to agree on further steps to increase their defence, review defence spending increases and continue their support for Ukraine, Stoltenberg said.The last ...

Bahraini Citizens in Oman Cast Votes in Parliamentary Elections

Bahraini Citizens in Oman Cast Votes in Parliamentary ElectionsMuscat, 8 Nov (ONA) --- Citizens of the Kingdom of Bahrain residing in the Sultanate of Oman began to cast votes today to select their representative in parliamentary elections. The representatives stand for four districts, which are the Capital, Al Muharraq and the northern and southern governorates.Dr. Juma Ahmed Al Kaabi, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the Sultanate of Oman, told Oman News Agency (ONA) that Bahrain is witnessing a historic day in its democratic path, which was established by King Hamad bin Isa ...

Oman, USA to Hold Talks in Washington Tomorrow

Oman, USA to Hold Talks in Washington Tomorrow Muscat, 7 Nov (ONA) --- The Sultanate of Oman and the United States of America (USA) will hold tomorrow (Tuesday) talks in Washington between the Foreign Ministry and the US Department of State. Oman’s delegation will be chaired by Foreign Minister Sayyid Badr Hamad Al Busaidi, while the US side will be chaired by Secretary of State Antony Blinken. The talks will review the successes of recent cooperation on global, regional and bilateral issues, in addition to devising new plans within the framework of the existing ...

Arab-US Policymakers’ Conference Promotes Humane Collaboration: Foreign Minister

Arab-US Policymakers’ Conference Promotes Humane Collaboration: Foreign MinisterMuscat, 6 Nov (ONA) --- Sayyid Badr Hamad Al Busaidi, Foreign Minister, has said that the 31st Annual Arab-US Policymakers Conference promotes collaboration that is enhanced by a global humanitarian vision.Sayyid Badr made the statement at the conference, organized in Washington by the National Council on US-Arab Relations.“The conference contributes extensively to understanding the challenges, opportunities, and uncertainties in the Arab-US relations that we face together today,” Sayyid Badr explained.He ...

UN Secretary General Lauds Oman’s Efforts in Backing Peace, Stability in Middle East, the World

UN Secretary General Lauds Oman’s Efforts in Backing Peace, Stability in Middle East, the WorldNew York, 6 Nov (ONA) --- The UN Secretary General António Guterres commended the efforts undertaken by the Sultanate of Oman in backing peace and stability in Middle East and the world at large.Guterres gave the statement when he visited the premises of Oman’s Permanent Delegation to the UN at New York. He pointed out that the world is well aware of Oman’s history and the role of Omanis in propagating peace in the globe through their culture of tolerance and coexistence.He added ...

Oman Expresses Sympathy with Philippines on Nalgae Storm

Oman Expresses Sympathy with Philippines on Nalgae StormMuscat, 3 Nov (ONA) —— The Sultanate of Oman has expresses its sympathy with the Republic of the Philippines on the storm “Nalgae” that swept several regions of the country.In a statement issued by the Foreign Ministry here today, Oman expressed sincere condolences to the government and people of the Philippines, as well as families of the victims, wishing the injured a speedy recovery.—- Ends/AH ...

Oman, USA Hold 6th Annual Meeting

Oman, USA Hold 6th Annual Meeting Muscat, 1 Nov (ONA) ---- The Sultanate of Oman and the United States of America (USA) today held their 6th annual meeting, based on the advanced strategic relations binding the two countries. The meeting was aimed at developing and consolidating security coordination between the two sides. The meeting reviewed training programmes and security plans scheduled for 2023 to hone the skills of nationals in various areas and promote bilateral relations between Oman and the USA. --- Ends/Sooban/Bishara ...

Oman Expresses Sympathy with India Over Bridge Collapse

Oman Expresses Sympathy with India Over Bridge Collapse Muscat, 31 Oct (ONA) ---- The Sultanate of Oman has expressed sympathy with the Republic of India over the collapse of a bridge in the state of Gujarat, according to a statement issued by the Foreign Ministry here today. Oman has also extended its sincere condolences to the Indian government, people and families of the victims, wishing the injured a speedy recovery. --- Ends/AH ...

US Official Describes Oman’s Role as “Central” in Promoting Regional Security, Peace

US Official Describes Oman’s Role as “Central” in Promoting Regional Security, Peace Muscat, 23 Oct (ONA) --- Barbara Leaf, Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs of the United States of America (USA) underscored the central role played by the Sultanate of Oman in backing endeavours to achieve regional security and peace. In a press statement to Oman News Agency (ONA), she added that her visit to the Sultanate of Oman comes within the context of consultation and discussion of a range of topics and bilateral issues of regional dimension. She said that ...

Australia Announcement Backs International Endeavours Pertaining to Palestinian Cause

Australia Announcement Backs International Endeavours Pertaining to Palestinian Cause Muscat, 19 Oct (ONA) --- The Foreign Ministry asserted that the announcement made by the Australian government to rescind its recognition of West Jerusalem as Capital of Israel backs international endeavours calling for commitment to the International Law and UN resolutions pertaining to the Palestinian Cause. The decision is a step to achieve just and comprehensive peace, enabling the brotherly Palestinian people to obtain all their legitimate rights and establish their independent state on ...

Foreign Minister Receives Phone Call from Spanish Counterpart

Foreign Minister Receives Phone Call from Spanish Counterpart Muscat, 13 Oct (ONA) —— Sayyid badr Hamad Al Busaidi, Foreign Minister received a phone call today from Jose Manuel Albares, Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation in the Kingdom of Spain.The call dealt with bilateral relations and means of enhancing cooperation in various areas, as well as the joint keenness to ink more agreements between the two sides.During the call, the Spanish Minister expressed his country’s support for the mutual visa waiver between the two countries, as well as at the level of the ...

Diplomatic Affairs Undersecretary Receives US Special Envoy for Yemen

Diplomatic Affairs Undersecretary Receives US Special Envoy for Yemen Muscat, 12 Oct (ONA) --- Sheikh Khalifa Ali Al Harthy, Undersecretary of the Foreign Ministry for Diplomatic Affairs received here today Tim Lenderking, US Special Envoy for Yemen. The two sides reviewed efforts exerted in supporting Yemeni parties to reach a political solution that ensures security and stability for Yemen and the region. The meeting was attended by the delegation accompanying the guest and several officials from the Foreign Ministry. --- ...

Foreign Minister Receives Credentials of Romanian Ambassador Appointed to Oman

Foreign Minister Receives Credentials of Romanian Ambassador Appointed to Oman Muscat, 12 Oct (ONA) --- Sayyid Badr Hamad Al Busaidi, Foreign Minister today received a copy of credentials of Florin Marius Tacu, Ambassador of the Republic of Romania appointed to the Sultanate of Oman. Sayyid Badr wished the ambassador success in carrying out his assignments. He also wished the bilateral relations between the two countries further progress and growth. --- Ends/Khalid ...

Japan, Canada to Formally Initiate Intelligence Sharing Talks

Japan, Canada to Formally Initiate Intelligence Sharing Talks Tokyo, 11 Oct (ONA) --- Japan and Canada agreed to formally start talks toward signing a military intelligence information sharing accord as their foreign ministers today adopted an action plan to strengthen cooperation on defense, economic security and other areas amid growing international threats. The launch of formal talks on the intelligence-sharing pact, or General Security of Information Agreement, is part of an action plan announced by Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi and his Canadian counterpart, ...

General Consul of Oman to Mumbai Hands Over Patent

General Consul of Oman to Mumbai Hands Over Patent Mumbai, 10 Oct (ONA) --- Jamil Haji Al Balushi, General Consul of the Sultanate of Oman to Mumbai handed over the consular patent to Manisha Mhaiskar, Chief Protocol Officer of Maharashtra Government. Al Balushi expressed his best wishes to the government and people of India in achieving further progress and prosperity. On her turn, the Chief Protocol Officer of Maharashtra Government expressed her best wishes of success for the General Consul in carrying out his duties. --- Ends/Anas ...

USA Values Oman’s Efforts in Backing Peace Process in Yemen

USA Values Oman’s Efforts in Backing Peace Process in Yemen Muscat, 5 Oct (ONA) --- The United States of America (USA) valued the efforts made by the Sultanate of Oman under the leadership of His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik in backing peace process in Yemen. In a telephonic press briefing during which Oman News Agency (ONA) took part today, Tim Lenderking, US Special Envoy for Yemen said the USA is in constant communication and consultation with the Omani government in a bid to support security and stability of Yemen. He asserted that his country highly ...

In Response to Omani Goodwill Bids, US Citizen Transferred from Tehran to Muscat

In Response to Omani Goodwill Bids, US Citizen Transferred from Tehran to MuscatMuscat, 5 Oct (ONA) ---In compliance with the Royal orders of His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik to respond to an appeal from the US government and, on humanitarian grounds, the departments concerned in the Sultanate of Oman liaised with competent authorities in the Islamic Republic of Iran—which gracefully cooperated with Omani endeavours—to transfer US citizen Mohammed Baqir Namazi from Tehran to Muscat onboard an aircraft from the Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO), in preparation for his safe return home.--- ...