Syria, Iraq discuss means to enhance bilateral cooperation particularly in parliamentary field

Syria and Iraq have discussed the relations binding the two countries, particularly in the parliamentary domain and means to enhance the prospects for bilateral cooperation.That came during a meeting that brought together Foreign and Expatriates Minister, Dr. Fayssal Mikdad and Mohammed al-Halbousi, Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament, at the conclusion of Mikdad’s visit to Iraq.During the meeting, the two sides also discussed coordinating joint action to achieve stability in Syria and the region, stressing the importance of action, cooperation and coordination in the fight against terrorism.The Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament affirmed his country’s support for Syria’s return to exercising its pivotal role in the region and the world.Minister Mikdad conveyed the greetings of President Bashar a...

22 Palestinians arrested in the West Bank

The Israeli occupation troops arrested Monday 22 Palestinians in different areas of the West bank.The occupation forces stormed several towns in Ramallah, Bethlehem, Nablus, Tulkarm and Jericho, and they arrested 22 Palestinians, according to Palestinian media outlets.For the 22nd day in a row, the occupation forces have continued to close the two main entrances to al-Mughayyir town and prevent citizens from entering or leaving it.Source: Syrian Arab News Agency

Oman, Saudi Arabia Launch Joint tourism Initiatives

Salim Mohammed Al Mahrouqi, Minister of Heritage and Tourism, today received Ahmed Aqeel Al Khateeb, Minister of Tourism in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.During the meeting, it was agreed to launch joint tourism initiatives as a first stage covering the areas of promotion, marketing, tourism activation, tourism regulations, cooperation in the field of air connections and seasonal flights.The two sides also agreed on implementing joint tourism programmes in the field of camping and adventure tourism, a calendar of joint tourism events and a programme to support small and medium enterprises in the tourism sector.Al Mahrouqi said that Oman and Saudi Arabia are two important tourist destinations in the region due to their natural and cultural diversity. He stressed the need to consolidate integr...

First Omani Electronic Chips Design Sent to Taiwan for Testing, Assessing Readiness to Produce

The Global Semiconductor Microelectronics Company (GSME Oman) today celebrated the dispatch of the first advanced electronic chips design (Oman-1, Oman-2) to the laboratories of the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company.The chips were made by Omani designers and they were sent over to the global firm for testing and verification of readiness to start a streamlined production and manufacturing.The move constitutes part of the National Programme for Digital Economy and it was undertaken with the support of the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Information Technology and the Ministry of Labour.It is a step forward towards the implementation of an agreement concluded in June 2022 by the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Information Technology and the Ministry of Labour (on...

Royal Academy of Management Board of Trustees Holds 2nd Meeting

The Board of Trustees of the Royal Academy of Management held its second meeting under the chairmanship of Sayyid Khalid Hilal Al Busaidi, Minister of the Diwan of Royal Court.Al Busaidi highlighted the directives of His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik when he patronized over the inauguration of the Academy, which consolidate developing human capital and leadership through systematic programmes and discussions.The Minister of the Diwan of Royal Court also highlighted the directives to enhance communication and government integration, to develop intellectual content in a bid to enhance Oman’s future readiness, and to position Oman among the top ranks of developed countries.Board members discussed recent strategies and accomplishments as well as the launch of upcoming programmes. Emphasis w...

GCC General Secretariat, Tunisian Foreign Ministry Sign MoU to Strengthen Cooperation

Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Jassem Mohamed Al-Budaiwi met in Tunis today with Minister of Foreign Affairs, Migration, and Tunisians Abroad Nabil Ammar.The GCC General Secretariat and the Tunisian Ministry of Foreign Affairs signed a memorandum of understanding, which aims at establishing a mechanism for consultation between the two sides to enhance GCC-Tunisian cooperation.Source: Saudi Press Agency