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Sultan of Brunei receives Macki.

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN Eoe1/4" Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei Darussalam received Ahmed bin Abdulnabi Macki, minister of national economy and deputy chairman of the Financial Affairs and Energy Resources Council and the delegation accompanying him, at Istana Nurul Iman Palace here yesterday.

During the meeting, Macki conveyed the greetings of

His Majesty Sultan Qaboos

bin Said and the Omani people to Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah

and the friendly people of Brunei.

Macki also explained the efforts being taken by the SultanateEoe1/4aos government to implement investment and developmental plans and programmes aimed at diversifying income sources and establishing investment projects. He said these joint projects would encourage public and private sectors in both the countries to achieve revenues that limit their dependence on oil and gas as main source of income.

Macki also pointed out that His Majesty the Sultan is keen to encourage the Omani private sector to be a partner in the building and construction march being witnessed by the Sultanate and he also accords great attention to training and rehabilitation of human resources since they are the core engine of development process in the Sultanate.

Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah also hailed the wise policy being pursued by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said to lay down pillars of security, peace and stability in the Gulf region and the Middle East, in addition to his keenness on making the SultanateEoe1/4aos foreign policy with various countries of the world based on the concept of non-interference in the internal affairs and mutual respect.

High esteem

His MajestyEoe1/4aos keenness to develop the Omani economy, individual and the Omani society had earned Oman high esteem and respect of the international community and its various institutions.

At the end of the meeting, the Sultan of Brunei asked Macki to convey his sincere greetings along with his wishes of good health to His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said and the Omani people further progress and growth under His MajestyEoe1/4aos leadership.

The meeting was attended by Sheikh Abdulmalik bin Abdullah Al HinaEoe1/4aoei, undersecretary for economic affairs at the National Economy Ministry; Eng. Muneer bin Baqir Al Mosawai, secretary-general of the Supreme Committee for Town Planning; Khalil bin Abdullah Al Khonji, chairman of Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI); His Highness Sayyid Fakhri bin Mohammed Al Said, SultanateEoe1/4aos ambassador to Brunei Darussalam; and members of the delegation accompanying Macki.

From the Brunei side, a number of senior officials of the government attended the meeting.

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Date:Jul 8, 2009
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