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Oman Celebrates its 49th National Day with Military Parade

Oman Celebrates its 49th National Day with Military Parade

Tuesday, 19 November, 2019 - 08:30
Sultan Qaboos bin Said presides over the National Day military parade. (ONA)
Muscat – Asharq Al-Awsat

Oman celebrated on Monday its 49th National Day with a military parade attended by Sultan Qaboos bin Said.

The royal arrived at the military parade at Said bin Sultan naval base in Muscat, according to the official Oman News Agency.

Celebrations were held across the Sultanate to mark the 49th National Day which falls on the 18th of November each year that coincides with the Sultan's assumption of power in 1970.

Oman's foreign policy remains active in resolving crises, building balance between different regional and international trends, and working towards peaceful resolution of differences and achieving security and stability in the region.

The celebration of the 49th anniversary took place amid a significant growth momentum that puts the Omani economy on the threshold of a new stage to achieve the Oman 2040 Vision.

The Sultanate is working to encourage investment and the implementation of major strategic and productive projects to diversify sources of income and push its non-oil sectors and encourage small and medium-sized enterprises.

The Sultanate had achieved a higher level of safety and stability. It scored zero on the Global Terrorism Index which represents the highest level of security from terrorist threats.

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