Muscat, On behalf of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin
Said, Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmoud al- Said, Deputy Prime Minister for
the Council of Ministers received Gabriela Cuevas Barron, President of
the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) who expressed her greetings and
good wishes to His Majesty the Sultan and for the government further
At the beginning of the meeting, Sayyid Fahd hailed the role played
by the IPU in cemeting the friendship relations among countries of the
world and affirmed the Sultanate’s keenness to support the efforts
made by the IPU to serve the interests of all countries. Sayyid Fahd
then reviewed the Shura experience in the Sultanate and the positive
achievements made. He noted that the Sultanate’s approach relies on
its cultural heritage while taking into consideration the needs of the
The conversation covered means of enhancing the relations between
the IPU and the Council of Oman and expanding the fields of bilateral
cooperation. The meeting also touched on the role of the IPU and the
coordination made with the remainder parliamentary orgnaizations.
On her part, Gabriela Cuevas Barron expressed her and that of her
accompanying delegation’s appreciation for visiting the Sultanate and
reviewing its cultural renaissance and the achievements made in many
She stressed the esteem of all countries to the vital role played by the
Sultanate under the wise leadership of His Majesty the Sultan and the
efforts made to approximate views to limit the regional tensions and
contain their security and economic implications till enhancing the
values of tolerance and co-existence among peoples.
She also expressed the trust of her and her delegation that their visit to
the Sultanate and meetings with the Omani officials will have positive
outcomes that augment international cooperation.
The meeting was attended by Khalid bin Hilal al- Maawali, Chairman
of Majlis A’Shura and Eng. Mohammed bin Abu Bakr al- Ghassani ,
Deputy Chairman of Majlis A’Shura.
Source: Oman News Agency