Oman, France cooperation in parliamentary arena gets a boost with visit of senator

January 03, 2019

Hon Sheikh Dr Al Khatab bin Ghalib al Hinai, vice chairman of State Council, met Jean-Marie Bockel, vice chairman of French Senate’s Friendship Committee of Gulf Countries and France, on Tuesday.

Hon Sheikh Hinai welcomed senator Bockel and expressed hope for continued deepening of interaction and cooperation between the two sides.

With respect to bilateral relations, Hon Sheikh Hinai stated that the two countries continue to strengthen their interaction and cooperation in a wide variety of areas. He gave the senator an overview of the council and its role in strengthening state institutions in the sultanate through the exercise of its powers and competencies.

The French senator praised the comprehensive development achieved through the Blessed Renaissance led by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said.

Regarding parliamentary relations, he added that France looks forward to strengthening ties with exchange of visits and experiences.

He also viewed a film about the State Council that illustrated the stages of the development of the Shura march in the sultanate and the contribution of the State Council to national action. The French senator toured the council building and was briefed about its facilities and infrastructure.