HM the Sultan issues 7 Royal Decrees

Muscat: His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said today issued seven Royal Decrees, as follows:

Royal Decree No 5/2019 on the ratification of the Sultanate of Oman’s joining the International Convention on the Control of Harmful Anti-
fouling Systems on Ships 2001 (AFS Convention).

Article (1) ratifies the Sultanate of Oman’s joining the International Convention on the Control of Harmful Anti-fouling Systems on Ships 2001 in accordance with the version attached to this decree.

Article (2) instructs the departments concerned to deposit the document of Oman’s joining the above-mentioned convention in accordance with its provisions.

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

Royal Decree No 6/2019 on the ratification of the agreement on economic cooperation between the Sultanate of Oman’s government and the government of the Republic of Lithuania signed in Muscat on June 25, 2018.

Article (1) ratifies the above-mentioned agreement in accordance with the version attached to this decree.

Article (2) says that this decree shall be published in the Official Gazette and enforced with effect from its date of issue.

Royal Decree No 7/2019 on the ratification of the agreement on avoidance of double taxation and prevention of income tax evasion signed by the Sultanate of Oman’s government and the government of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka in Colombo on August 15, 2018.

Article (1) ratifies the above-mentioned agreement in accordance with the version attached to this decree.

Article (2) says that this decree shall be published in the Official Gazette and enforced with effect from its date of issue.

Royal Decree No 8/2019 on the ratification of the mutual visa waiver agreement for holders of Diplomatic, Special and Service Passports signed by the Sultanate of Oman’s government and the government of Republic of Romania in Muscat on November 5, 2018.

Article (1) ratifies the above-mentioned agreement in accordance with the version attached to this decree.

Article (2) says that this decree shall be published in the Official Gazette and enforced with effect from its date of issue.

Royal Decree No 9/2019 endorses Eni Oman BV’s conceding part of its rights and obligations in the petroleum agreement signed on November 14, 2017 for Block 52 to Qatar International Petroleum Company for Exploration and Production.

Article (1) endorses Eni Oman BV’s conceding part of its rights and obligations in the petroleum agreement signed on November 14, 2017 for Block 52 to Qatar International Petroleum Company for Exploration and Production so that the final share quotas of parties to the agreement shall be as follows: 55 per cent for Eni Oman BV, 30 per cent for Qatar International Petroleum Company for Exploration and Production and 15 per cent for Oman Oil Company Exploration and Production LLC.

Article (2) says that this decree shall be published in the Official Gazette and enforced with effect from its date of issue.

Royal Decree No 10/2019 on the issuance of First Class License for Oman Broadband Company SAOC for the installation, operation and maintenance of broadband and provision of broadband services.

Article (1) issues First Class License for Oman Broadband SAOC for the installation, operation and maintenance of broadband infrastructure and provision of broadband services for a period of 25 years in accordance with the version attached to this decree.

Article (2) says that this decree shall be published in the Official Gazette and enforced with effect from its date of issue.

Royal Decree No 11/2019 on the appointment of a non-resident ambassador.

Article (1) appoints Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Sulaiman al Amri, the Sultanate’s Ambassador to Senegal, as the Sultanate’s Extraordinary, Plenipotentiary and non-resident Ambassador to the Republic of Gambia, the Republic of Guinea-Bissau, the Republic of Guinea and the Republic of Cape Verde.

Article (2) says that this decree shall be published in the Official Gazette and enforced with effect from its date of issue. –ONA

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