His Majesty Sultan Haitham issues two Royal Decrees

Muscat: His Majesty Sultan Haitham Bin Tarik on Thursday issued two Royal decrees, reading as follows:

Royal Decree No 57/2020 ratifies Oman’s joining the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity.

Article (1) ratifies the Sultanate of Oman’s joining the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity signed in Nagoya on October 29th,2010 in accordance with the version attached to this decree.

Article (2) instructs the departments concerned to deposit the Document of Joining the above-mentioned Nagoya Protocol in accordance with the protocol’s provisions.

Article (3) says that this decree shall be published in the Official Gazette and be effective from its date of issue.

Royal Decree No 58/2020 ratifies Oman’s joining Minamata Convention on Mercury.

Article (1) ratifies the Sultanate of Oman’s joining Minamata Convention on Mercury signed in Kumamoto, Japan, on October 10th, 2013 in accordance with the version attached to this decree.

Article (2) instructs the departments concerned to deposit the Document of Joining the above-mentioned Minamata Convention on Mercury in accordance with the convention’s provisions.

Article (3) says that this decree shall be published in the Official Gazette and be enforced from its date of issue. –ONA

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