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

progress.

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

age.

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

domains.

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