Sultanate’s contributions to rights development hailed

MUSCAT: Prince Zeid bin Ra’ad al Hussein, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, and his accompanying delegation visited Oman Human Rights Commission (OHRC) on Monday, within the framework of his current visit to the Sultanate. Prince al Hussein was received by Dr Issa bin Said al Kiyoumi, OHRC Chairman in the presence of the OHRC’s Deputy Chairman, Secretary- General and the members. The visit included a documentary about the OHRC and reviewing several topics of common concern, in addition to giving a presentation on the major works and missions of the commission in the fields of human rights in the Sultanate.
The guest toured the commission’s building during which he familiarised himself with the mechanism used in monitoring and receiving complaints.
Prince al Hussein expressed his delight to visit the OHRC, looking forward to further cooperation during the next stage.
Meanwhile, Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdallah, Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs, received Prince al Hussein.
The meeting touched on the achievements related to human rights in the Sultanate and means of promoting them, as well as enhancing the concept of tolerance for the welfare of humanity.
Prince al Hussein also met with Shaikh Abdulmalik bin Abdullah al Khalili, Minister of Justice.
The two sides reviewed aspects of cooperation between the Sultanate and the United Nations Commission on Human Rights (UNCHR) in the field of human rights, particularly in the judicial aspects.
Prince al Hussein praised the steps made by the Sultanate, particularly in independence of justice. He also hailed the Sultanate’s role and contributions in the field of human rights and its remarkable development.
Shaikh Mohammed bin Said al Kalbani, Minister of Social Development, also received Prince al Hussein on Monday.
Shaikh al Kalbani highlighted the importance of the efforts exerted by the UN Commissioner in providing its various expertise and mechanisms to ensure achieving international standards of human rights.
The meeting touched on the great interest accorded to the Omani women since the early beginning of the Blessed Renaissance, which enhanced the role of women in various areas. On his turn, Prince al Hussein praised the efforts in paying attention to the people in the Sultanate in various fields related to human rights in order to achieving the individual interests, protecting human rights, achieving just and equality, as well as providing a decent life. — ONA

Oman Observer