Oman celebrates 53rd National Day
The Sultanate of Oman today marks the 53rd glorious National Day, marking milestone accomplishments made in all aspects of life under the wise leadership of His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik.
His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik, the Supreme Commander, will today preside over the military parade, to be staged at the military parade ground of Adam Air Base in the Governorate of Al Dakhiliyah on the occasion of the 53rd Glorious National Day.
Symbolic units representing the Royal Army of Oman (RAO), the Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO), the Royal Navy of Oman (RNO), the Royal Guard of Oman (RGO), the Sultan’s Special Force (SSF), the Royal Oman Police (ROP), the Royal Court Affairs (RCA), and the joint military musical band will take part in the military parade.
The parade will be attended alongside His Majesty the Sultan by members of the Royal Family, ministers, advisers, chairmen of the State Council and Shura Council, commanders of the Sultan’s Armed Forces (SAF), commanders of military and security units, heads of the diplomatic missions of the Arab and foreign countries accredited to the Sultanate of Oman, members of the State Council and Shura Council, under-secretaries, governors, ambassadors at the Foreign Ministry, retired military commanders, judges, members of the Public Prosecution Department, walis, shaikhs and dignitaries of the Governorate of Al Dakhiliyah.
It will be also attended by the military attaches of the Arab and foreign embassies in the Sultanate of Oman, senior military officers, senior state officials, senior retired officers, commissioned and non-commissioned officers at SAF and other military and security units.
His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik received greetings from a number of officials in the Sultanate of Oman on the occasion of the glorious National Day, in which they renewed the highest signs of loyalty, obedience and gratitude to the leader of the victorious march. They also expressed their sincere greetings and wishes to His Majesty the Sultan, praying to the Almighty God to preserve His Majesty as a support and asset for this country and its people and to grant him abundant health.
His Majesty the Sultan received greetings from HH Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmood al Said, Deputy Prime Minister for Council of Ministers, HH Sayyid Shihab bin Tariq al Said, Deputy Prime Minister for Defence Affairs, Sayyid Khalid bin Hilal al Busaidy, Minister of the Diwan of Royal Court, Gen Sultan bin Muhammad al Numani, Minister of the Royal Office, Shaikh Abdul Malik bin Abdullah al Khalili, Chairman of the State Council, Khalid bin Hilal al Maawali, Chairman of the Majlis Ash’shura, Lt Gen Hassan bin Mohsen al Shariqi, Inspector General of Police and Customs, and Lt Gen Saeed bin Ali al Hilali, Head of the Internal Security Service.
The Royal speech of His Majesty the Sultan at the opening of the first annual sitting of the 8th term of the Council of Oman constituted a new future approach that strengthens the existing efforts made by various State institutions.
The Sultanate of Oman considers that the Council of Oman and its integration with institutions of the State harness the main factors for implementing approaches aimed at achieving accomplishments that benefit citizens.
The Royal interest in the advancement of this homeland and its honourable people was demonstrated through many achievements, most notably the promulgation of the Social Protection Law, which guarantees the implementation of Oman’s vision and policy of adequate insurance coverage for various segments of society.
His Majesty the Sultan expressed this attention during his Royal speech at the opening of the first annual sitting of the 8th Term of the Council of Oman, as His Majesty said, “We envisage that the Social Protection System, recently introduced, will be comprehensive, extending its benefits to all segments of society, thereby guaranteeing a dignified life for all”.
Acting within the context of the vision’s first theme titled “Man and Society”, Oman embarked on implementing comprehensive education, sustainable learning and scholarly research that leads to the evolution of a knowledge-based society and competitive national human resources. – ONA