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Sunday, December 21, 2014  

HM confers Oman Civil Order on Tanzania leader
MUSCAT His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said conferred Tanzanian President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete with Oman Civil Order First Class at Al Alam Palace Guest House on Monday.

His Majesty hosted an official dinner at Al Alam Palace Guest House in honour of the Tanzanian president and his accompanying delegation on the occasion of his visit to the Sultanate.   

The dinner was attended by the chairmen of the State Council and the Shura Council, ministers, advisers, commanders of the Sultan’s Armed Forces (SAF) and the Royal Oman Police (ROP), honourable members of the State Council, some members of the Shura Council, undersecretaries, members of the Diplomatic Corps accredited to the Sultanate, ambassadors at the a Foreign Ministry, a number of sheikhs and dignitaries of the Governorate of Muscat, a number of editors-in-chief of local media, a number of SAF and ROP senior officers. 

His Majesty and the Tanzanian president exchanged commemorative gifts on the occasion of his visit to the Sultanate.

Earlier, His Majesty received the Tanzanian president who on Monday started a several-day visit to the Sultanate in response to an invitation from His Majesty and in crowning of the historic relations binding the two countries. 

An official welcome ceremony was given at Al Alam Palace on Monday afternoon for the guest.

His Majesty received the president at the reception hall at Muscat Museum Gate.

The Tanzanian President was also received by HH Sayyid Fahd Bin Mahmoud Al Said, Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministers, HE Sayyid Khalid Bin Hilal Al Busaidi, Minister of the Diwan of Royal Court, HE General Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Numani, Royal Office Minister, HE Sayyid Badr Bin Saud Bin Harib Al Busaidi, Minister Responsible for Defence Affairs, HE Sayyid Hamoud Bin Faisal Al Busaidi, Interior Minister, HE Sheikh Abdulmalik Bin Abdullah Al Khalili, Justice Minister, and HE Darwish Bin Ismail Al Balushi, Minister Responsible for Financial Affairs. 

His Majesty led Kikwet to the Dais of Honour where the National Anthem of Tanzania was played while the artillery fired a 21-gun salute for the guest.

His Majesty also welcomed the members of the official delegation accompanying the Tanzanian president, while the president greeted Their Highnesses, the Chairmen of the State Council and Shura Council, ministers and members of the Mission of Honour accompanying the Tanzanian president.

During his visit, the Tanzanian president is accompanied by an official delegation comprising Bernard Membe, Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Minister, Sospeter Muhongo, Energy and Minerals Minister, Abdallah Kigoda, Industry and Trade Minister, William Mgimwa, Finance Minister, Haroun Ali Sulaiman, Minister of Labour, Peoples Economic Empowerment and Cooperatives in Zanzibar, HE Ali Ahmed Saleh, Ambassador of Tanzania to the Sultanate, and a number of Tanzanian officials.

The president of Tanzania and his accompanying delegation on their arrival at the Royal Airport  was received by HE Yousuf Bin Alawi Bin Abdullah, Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs, HE Eng. Ali Bin Masoud Al Sunaidy, Commerce and Industry Minister (Head of the Mission of Honour accompanying the guest), HE Yahya Bin Moosa Al Bakri, Sultanate’s ambassador to Tanzania, members of the Mission of Honour accompanying the Tanzanian president and members of the Tanzanian Embassy in the Sultanate. 

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