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MENAFN - Times of Oman - 12/06/2006

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SALALAH — His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said received at his office in Bait Al Ma'amourah here yesterday Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice-president and prime minister of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Dubai. Sheikh Mohammed conveyed to His Majesty the greetings and best wishes of UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who wished His Majesty good health, happiness and a long life and the Omani people further progress and prosperity. His Majesty asked Sheikh Mohammed to convey his greetings to Sheikh Khalifa and wished him good health, happiness and success in achieving further aspirations of the UAE people.

They reviewed the march of brotherly relations binding the two countries and existing bilateral cooperation which is based on good neighbourliness. They also discussed means to open up new horizons of bilateral cooperation in various fields to achieve joint interests of the two peoples, in addition to discussing matters of common concern.

The meeting was attended by His Highness Sayyid Haitham bin Tariq Al Said, minister of heritage and culture; Sayyid Ali bin Hamoud Al Busaidi, minister of the Diwan of Royal Court; General Ali bin Majid Al Ma'amari, minister of the Royal Office; Sheikh Mohammed bin Marhoon Al Ma'amari, the Sultanate's ambassador to the UAE, and the official delegation accompanying Sheikh Mohammed.

His Majesty the Sultan hosted a luncheon at Bait Al Ma'amourah in honour of Sheikh Mohammed and his delegation.

Earlier His Highness Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmoud Al Said, deputy prime minister for the Council of Ministers, led the welcoming party for Sheikh Mohammed on his arrival at Salalah Airport.

The welcoming party comprised His Highness Sayyid Haitham bin Tariq Al Said, minister of heritage and culture; Sayyid Ali bin Hamoud Al Busaidi, minister of the Diwan of Royal Court; General Ali bin Majid Al Ma'amari, minister of Royal Office; and Major-General Sultan bin Mohammed Al Nu'mani, secretary-general of the Royal Court Affairs.

Afterwards, Sayyid Fahd escorted the guest to the dais of honour where the Royal Oman Police band played the UAE National Anthem and the Royal Anthem of Oman. Then, the commandant of the guard of honour stepped forward requesting their permission to inspect the front row of the guard of honour.

Sheikh Mohammed, accompanied by Sayyid Fahd, inspected the front row of the guard of honour.

He then shook hands with Sheikh Mohammed bin Ali Al Qatabi, minister of state and governor of Dhofar; Sayyid Hamoud bin Faisal Al Busaidi, secretary-general of the Council of Ministers; Dr Juma bin Ali bin Juma, manpower minister; Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Harthy, minister of transport and communications; Sheikh Abdullah bin Salim Al Rowas, minister of regional municipalities, environment and water resources; Sheikh Mohammed bin Marhoon Al Ma'amari, the Sultanate's ambassador to the UAE.

The UAE guest was also received by a number of senior officers of the Sultan's Armed Forces, Royal Oman Police and other security services.

The UAE delegation included Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, deputy prime minister; Sheikh Ahmed bin Said Al Maktoum, head of civil aviation department and president of Emirates Airlines; Dr Ali bin Abdullah Al Ka'abi, minister of labour; Eng. Sultan bin Said Al Mansouri, minister of government sector development; Mohammed Abdullah Al Qarqawi, minister of state for the Council of Ministers Affairs; Dr Mohammed Said Al Kindi, minister of environment and water; Sultan Ahmed bin Saleem, executive president of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation; Mohammed Ali Al Abar, director-general of economic development department and chairman of Emmar Real Estate Co.; Khalifa Said Sulaiman, director-general of protocols and hospitality department, and Mohammed Ali Al Osaimi, UAE's ambassador to the Sultanate.

Sheikh Mohammed made a press statement upon his arrival, in which he said: "Our brotherly visit to the Sultanate comes within the context of the continued consultation and coordination between the two leaderships of the two countries to further develop the brotherly relations which embody the deeply rooted historical ties, blood relation and neighbourliness and to narrow the gaps and reduce formalities between two peoples' leaderships and peoples who constitute an essential part of the AGCC, social, political and cultural fabric".

Sheikh Mohammed hoped that his visit to the Sultanate would bear fruit in economic, development and investment spheres in the light of availability of new encouraging factors, which pave the way for the two sides to adopt identical viewpoints and concepts on what can be done or achieved in various spheres.

Meanwhile, the Sultanate and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), yesterday at Al Hisn Palace, signed a memorandum of understanding on employment of workforce.

The MoU was signed by Dr Juma bin Ali bin Juma, manpower minister, and Dr Ali Abdullah Al Ka'abi UAE labour minister.

According to the MoU, applications of job-seekers will be presented to companies and establishments and will be followed up. This is an addition to following up employees' situation, remove all difficulties being faced by them and propose training programmes in the light of the labour market requirements.

The MoU stipulates that Omanis who are employed in companies and establishments in the UAE will be treated as UAE citizens.

A joint labour office between the two ministries will be established in the UAE with representatives of both ministries. After the MoU signing ceremony, the UAE labour minister said, according to the agreement Omani citizens will be trained on jobs available in the UAE labour market.

Sheikh Mohammed and his delegation left here later yesterday and they were seen off by Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmoud Al Said.

His Majesty the Sultan received a cable of thanks from Sheikh Mohammed following his departure expressing his delight in meeting His Majesty. He praised His Majesty's efforts and keenness to further develop bilateral relations in various fields and prayed to the Almighty to grant His Majesty success to achieve further aspirations of the Omani people. He extended thanks and gratitude for the warm welcome and hospitality extended to him and his delegation during the visit. — ONA


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