Saturday, 6 Mar 2021
Washington- The annual report of the US State Department on the efforts of countries in the fight against terrorism appreciated Oman’s role for the second year in a row.

Oman’s function in combating terrorism lauded

The US State Department appreciated Oman’s function in this regard at regional and international levels, which reflected the stability witnessed by the nation beneath the leadership of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said. “The Sultanate of Oman is an important regional counter-terrorism partner, working actively in 2017 to prevent terrorists from launching attacks or using the Sultanate as a safe haven for them,” the report mentioned. It added that Omani officials routinely cooperate with their US counterparts on measures to combat extremism and terrorism.

In its report, the US State Department noted that Oman’s government sought coaching and gear from the US and other nations to assistance its efforts to manage land, air and sea borders and issued a series of official statements condemning terrorist attacks in 2017.

Oman’s laws and legislations criminalise numerous types of terrorist acts.

The US Department of State confirmed in its report that the Sultanate of Oman is an active member of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) on Combating Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism. It is an inter-governmental physique established in 1989 to set requirements and assistance successful implementation of legal, regulatory and operational measures for combating cash laundering, terrorism financing and other associated threats to the integrity of the international economic method.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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