Oman marked its 52nd National Day on November 18 with the Omani people celebrating the reign and leadership of His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik, the Sultan of Oman who seeks to advance Oman’s cultural and economic status and make Omani citizens partners in their country’s development, said Oman Ambassador-Designate to Brunei Darussalam Erma Said Mohamed Al Kathiry in a message.
This year marks the 38th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between Oman and Brunei Darussalam seeing stable, healthy and steady development with several achievements.
The diplomatic ties were boosted by His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam three state visits to Oman in 1984, 1985 and 2009.
His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office also visited Oman in February 2014.
His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik also visited Brunei in March 2014 as Minister of Heritage and Culture during the reign of the late His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said Bin Taimur.
Foreign ministries of both countries has regular bilateral consultative meetings since 1992.
Other cooperation included signing of memorandum of understanding between education ministries, collaborations in oil and gas industry as well as military events.
The ambassador-designate hoped for continued friendship and cooperation as well as expressed appreciation to the Brunei Government in efforts to promote good relations.