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Oman, Switzerland review bilateral cooperation
October 29, 2013 , 8 : 45 am GST
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His Highness Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmoud Al Said, Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministers, with Filippo Lombardi, President of the Swiss Council of States, Monday. Photo - Mohamed Al Rashdi
On behalf of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, His Highness Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmoud Al Said, Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministers on Monday received Filippo Lombardi, President of the Swiss Council of States who conveyed the greetings and best wishes of the Swiss leadership to His Majesty the Sultan, his government and the Omani people.
The president of the Swiss Council of States and Sayyid Fahd reviewed the growing relations between the two countries.
Lombardi hailed the progress made in the Sultanate under the leadership of His Majesty the Sultan at all levels, and pointed to Oman's balanced policies in its foreign relations and its efforts to establish the rule of law. During the meeting, they reviewed the bilateral cooperation between the two countries in economic and technical fields, as well as exchange of expertise and consultation on issues of concern to the two sides.
Majlis Al Shura
Khalid bin Hilal Al Ma'awali, Chairman of Majlis Al Shura, met Lombardi within the framework of his current visit to the Sultanate. During the meeting, Al Ma'awali affirmed that this visit would contribute in strengthening and enhancing the relations between the Omani and Swiss people, besides sharing the Swiss experience in the parliamentary field.
Dr Yahya bin Mahfoudh Al Mantheri, Chairman of the State Council, met Lombardi and his accompanying delegation on Monday.
Al Mantheri pointed to the Shura's march in the Sultanate and the stages it has passed, as well as the progress it has witnessed, which gained the Royal confidence by providing it with the legislative and oversight powers.
Al Mantheri affirmed the Royal attention and care accorded by His Majesty the Sultan to this march at each stage of development, which is crowned by the parliamentary duality under Majlis Oman.
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