|The coastal road leads to Muscat Capital of Oman. Photo courtesy of the embassy
HÀ NỘI – Today the Sultanate of Oman celebrates the 49th anniversary of the modern Blessed Renaissance march led by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said. On this day 49 years ago, the Blessed Renaissance sun emerged. Charge' d' Affaires Ahmed Abdullah Al Nahdi sends a message to celebrate the day.
His Majesty the Sultan announced the birth of a new dawn for Oman and its people to retain Oman’s civilised glory and positive role at regional and international arena, calling for peace and standing as a firm pillar in this vital region of the world where interests of many regional and international powers meet.
The glory of the blessed march reflected on various areas of life across this kind land represented in values and fundamentals cemented by the architect of Oman modern renaissance, as well as the projects achieved and still being made while the citizens and the Omani community enjoy this sustainable development from the Governorate of Musandam in the north down to the Government of Dhofar in the south.
His Majesty has given priority to developing human resources and to preparing successive generations of citizens of this homeland in all fields, as well as providing all means to upgrade all educational and social aspects for the citizens and the Omani community in a bid to prepare national specialised and well-equipped cadres as per the possible levels in all fields to carry out the greater role in developing, guiding and steering programs and plans of the national development.
Despite the modest financial potential and dependence on fluctuating oil returns due to changing global oil prices, the greater gains were represented in the successive generations who were provided with all opportunities of education including higher education, training and seeking to upgrade shouldering the responsibility of leading and steering development programs in various sectors and fields.
This was made within the framework of values and principles cemented by His Majesty, based on equality, citizenship, justice and the rule of law in the state of establishments and depending on the Omani citizen as he is the precious wealth of the homeland, the march of Blessed Renaissance made success in mobilising energies of the nation including the Omani woman to take the homeland towards broader avenues.
The Blessed Renaissance Day represented a special day in the life of the citizens, community and Oman’s modern history, and the modern Omani state is actually the fruit of the major constant efforts during the last 49 years, and the endeavours being led and steered by His Majesty wisely and efficiently in all fields and the Omani citizens across the country are proud to participate loyally, sincerely and devotedly in building this nation as outlined by the wise footsteps of His Majesty.
The civil, military, technical and development achievements made across this kind land are strong evidence of the success.
His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said expressed satisfaction while presiding over the meeting of the Council of Ministers on January 5 this year over the constant efforts of the Government and all state institutions in continuing the march of comprehensive development with positive growth rates that maintained the level of basic social services for the citizens, besides diversifying sources of income and increasing contributions of non-oil revenues in the total state revenue.
In this context, intensive efforts are being exerted in the Sultanate in all fields, both in terms of assessing the future vision “Oman 2020” which will end next year and benefiting from its lessons and results and in preparation for the future vision “Oman 2040” which will begin in 2021, coinciding with the 10th five-year development plan (2021-2025).
The National Conference for the Future Vision (Oman 2040) was held on January 27-28 this year, under the patronage of His Highness Sayyid bin Haitham bin Tariq Al Said, Minister of Heritage and Culture, Chairman of the Future Vision 2040, with wide participation of various sectors of the Omani society, especially the youth, the conference was organised in a bid to contribute in preparing the future vision for the Sultanate “Oman 2040” as per the Royal Orders of His Majesty the Sultan.
Meanwhile, in a bid to create a suitable environment for the Omani economy and to attract more investors to the Sultanate in a way that copes with the requirements of the future vision (Oman 2040), intensive efforts are being made to highlight the good investment climate of the Sultanate, particularly in the Special Economic Zone in Duqm (SEZD) and the various free zones in the Sultanate, as well as the investment incentives that attract investors from inside and outside the Sultanate.
In this context, His Majesty the Sultan issued a number of Royal Decrees to provide an integrated and attractive legislative environment that will attract investment in all fields in a manner that enhances the competitiveness of the Omani economy and gives a greater role to the private sector to cooperate in the partnership between the government and the private sector in terms of creating employment and diversifying the Omani economy according to the objectives of the future vision (Oman 2040).
As far as the Foreign Policy is concerned, stemming from the pillars laid down by His Majesty the Sultan for the Sultanate’s policy and its relations with various brotherly and friendly countries over the past decades, the Sultanate’s policy is based on the principle of non-interference in other countries’ affairs, good neighbourhood, peaceful settlement of disputes and cooperation with all efforts exerted in a bid to promote dialogue and understanding among countries to achieve security, stability and rapprochement among countries and peoples around the world, the Sultanate has friendly relations with countries that adhere to the principles adopted by the Sultanate in this field.
This approach actually expands the circle of friends throughout the region and the world around the Sultanate on one hand, and it serves the objectives of the comprehensive and sustainable development, as well as programs and plans adopted by the Sultanate in this area on the other. VNS