Friday, 15 Nov 2019 | 18 Rabi Al Awwal 1441
Friendship Day: Envoys cherish deep-rooted ties with Oman

Friendship Day: Envoys cherish deep-rooted ties with Oman

The sultanate’s friendly policies are a outcome of the robust pillars laid down by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said. The International Day of Friendship, also recognized as World Friendship Day, is celebrated on July 30 each and every year.

Muscat Daily
spoke to diplomats and officials of some neighborhood groups about their take on Oman’s friendship with other nations.

H E Mohammad Reza Nouri, Ambassador of Iran to Oman, stated, “In the world full of war, human rights violations, we have to mark a day for friendship to promote solidarity and peace. No doubt that the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Sultanate of Oman as two friendly countries are spreading the culture of friendship in the region.”

He added, “The proposal by Dr Mohammad Javad Zarif, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iran, on signing a non-aggression agreement is also in the same direction. The Arabian Gulf and Strait of Hormuz can be a highway of friendship in the region.”

H E Sarmila Parajuli Dhakal, Ambassador of Nepal to Oman, stated, “Having celebrated 42 years of diplomatic relations, both Nepal and the Sultanate of Oman have cordial and an eternal relationship. Being the birthplace of Lord Buddha, the foreign policy of Nepal is guided by the principle of universal peace and friendship.”

H E Sarmila also lauded the benevolent behaviour of Omanis towards Nepalese residents.

Seo One, Deputy Chief of Mission, Korean Embassy, stated, “Both Oman and Korea started diplomatic relations in 1974. We are in a mutually beneficial relationship. There have been cultural and business collaborations between us. In recent years, we have made big achievements and have signed major MoUs for exchange programmes between Seoul and Muscat.”

Roy Lasantha Haththotuwa, president, Sri Lankan Community Social Club, stated, “We should accept that friendship is the most valuable thing which can hold the world together. It is a privilege to live in a multicultural environment and a multinational environment where one has friends from across the world.”

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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