Dr Abdullah bin Nassir Al Harrasi, Minister of Information, has valued the Royal gesture of His Majesty Sultan Haitham Bin Tarik who granted the Order of Royal Commendation, 3rd Class, to a number of Omani media personnel in recognition of their positive contribution which, he said, served and enriched the Omani media experience.

In a statement to Oman News Agency (ONA), the minister said, “His Majesty the Sultan’s felicitation of this Omani elite is an honour to all Omani media sectors—print media, audio-visual media and electronic media. The Royal gesture felicitates serious engagement in media practice that portrays a highly committed national message, provides true knowledge and disseminates positive values that serve the general interest of the country and its citizens.”

The minister hailed the “valued efforts” exerted by the awardees during their professional life. He lauded their role which, he said, was representative of Omani media’s mission of enhancing development and public awareness, since the early stages of the Blessed Renaissance launched by the late His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said bin Taimour.