International Affairs Department Head Meets GCC Regional Representative of UNHCR

Sheikh Humaid bin Ali al- Ma’ani, Head of

the International Affairs Department in the Foreign Ministry today meet

with Khaled Khalifa, Regional Representative of the United Nations

High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the GCC countries.

During the meeting, the two sides discussed aspects of the existing

cooperation between the Sultanate and the UNHCR in light of the

latest situations in the region and the world, which are witnessing an

increase influx of migrants and refugees due to wars and ethnic


The meeting also touched on the maritime search and rescue issue

and its causes, as well as the exploitation and risks that refugees face,

in addition to disusing ways of finding coordinated solutions among

various stakeholders in order to address this dangerous phenomenon.

On his turn, Sheikh al-Ma’ani affirmed that the Sultanate is

committed to the international humanitarian law according to this

approach and to strengthen its national duty in providing helps for the

refugees via Oman Charitable Organization (OCO).

The meeting was attended by Hajir Moosa, Senior Official of

Regional Foreign Relations, Ali Abu Hanish, Senior Official of

Administrative Affairs and Regional Programs in the UNCHR.

Source: Oman News Agency