Excerpts from the Royal Speeches of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos
bin Said From His Majesty the Sultan Speech on 4/11/2002
"We are delighted today to say that the private sector’s response to this national
call has been good and reflected its national spirit and responsibility towards
its society. This has been clearly apparent in the joint coordination during the
past few month between the concerned government authorities and this sector to prepare
plans and programmes and formulate policies and procedures which aim at increasing
the Omanisation percentages and upgrading training levels. Thus joint committees
have been formed from various sectors and we wish these committees success in achieving
their objectives. At the time we hail this blessed step, we look forward to further
efforts in this direction to accomplish the desired goals of the Omani society.
We call upon our youth to utilize the available opportunities to gain knowledge
and skills required through education and training and to seriously and sincerely
endeavor to acquire the miscellaneous experiences through practice at the work and
From His Majesty’s Speech on 25/9/2001
"Thus, we continuously called since the dawn of the Omani blessed renaissance for
promoting these resources and according them all care and removing all difficulties,
to enable them to actively contribute to the development of the society and build
its scientific and practical capabilities, vocational skills and technical experiences.
Undoubtedly, achieving any step in this long path, will provide more job opportunities,
particularly in the private sector which we reiterate our call to it in every occasion
to take the initiative in this area and to work seriously and with high national
spirit to increase Omanisation percentages in its big and small establishments and
companies. As we call upon this vital sector to open job opportunities to Omanis
whether they are qualified, unqualified, trained and untrained, each in the field
which suits him, we have no doubt that it will respond to this national call and
spare no effort to provide the means of decent living and appropriate job to every
job seeker whatsoever are his potentials and capabilities."
From His Majesty’s Speech on the occasion on 2/6/1996
"On the occasion of the convening of the future vision of the Omani economy’s conference,
we must remind that the private sector has to actively contribute to stimulating
and developing the national economy and take required initiatives to achieve the
From His Majesty Speech on the occasion of the 26th Nation Day
"The Omani youth who look forward to glorious horizons are called upon today to
take their ancestors as an example of diligence, hard work, patience, persistence
and sustained efforts. They are also called upon to believe, as they believed, that
productive work – no matter how small it is – is a key element in the structure
of the nation. The foundation will be strengthened and the pillars will be raised
higher. This must be the goal for which all must seek and relentlessly strive with
From His Majesty’s Speech at Seih Al-Khairat on 30/1/1995
"The citizen should not refuse to accept work, when there are job opportunities
in various sectors – particularly in the private sector which is full of job opportunities."
From His Majesty’s Speech on 26/11/1995
"And we also endeavor to draft a plan to eradicate illiteracy with special focus
on vocational and higher education to meet the country’s requirements for well trained
Omani human resources."
From His Majesty’s Speech on 21/12/1991
"Over the past few years much has been achieved in this country – particularly in
the fields of agriculture, industry and services, In this respect, public cooperation
has had a significant effect. Your first duty is to hold on to these gains by endeavoring
to release the Omani citizen’s creative energies, bring out his latent potentials,
develop his talents and skills and enable him to make a greater contribution. In
doing so, he will be inspired by his glorious history and his legacy, which regards
work as having a high value in human terms and recognizes that it should always
be accorded the respect and status due to it."
From His Majesty’s Speech during a meeting with members of the
Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI) on 18/2/1990
"During the early stages of the development process it was necessary to depend on
expatriate labors to accomplish numerous projects, but now, with growing numbers
of qualified Omanis graduating every year, it is necessary to provide a job opportunity
for each of them."
From His Majesty’s Speech on the occasion of the 19th National
"Today, we wish to stress the importance of continuing efforts by our government
and areas of the private sector which have notably enhanced the increasing percentage
of Omanisation to gradually replace expatriates with Omanis of the same professional
standards, as a national necessity. We must tolerate no obstacle to achieving these
From His Majesty’s Speech on the occasion of the 18th National
"Considerable attention has been made to education and vocational training, thus
substantially fitting our sons to take part in building the developing their country.
It is important to expand greater efforts on further improving our policies to place
reliance on our Omani manpower in all fields. These policies must be thoroughly
linked to the country’s need and its labour force."
From His Majesty’s Speech on the occasion of the 15h National
"We take pleasure in getting our people throughout our country, in appreciation
of the profound example they have given in their work and struggle, and we congratulate
them on our achievements together during the past fifteen years. Under the guidance
of God Almighty, our country has pursued the right path in its renaissance in all
fields, regaining its traditional role in positive interaction with the international
From His Majesty’s Speech on 11/12/1975
"O sons of Oman, while Iam confident of God’s support, I pray God Almighty to guard
and protect Oman. But we should not ignore God’s orders which call for resoluteness
and determination. I thank God, Iam certain of your sincere devotion and proud of
From His Majesty’s Speech on the 4th National Day 18/11/1974
"We fully realize that our work is bound by the targets we aim at. The success we
see today in the sectors of both our local and international policies is the true
reflection of the efforts of our people, the sacredness of our soil and the respect
and understanding of the world towards us and our aims."
From His Majesty’s Speech on the inauguration ceremony of the
ministries complex on 29/9/1973
"Hence we have focused on drafting plans and experiencing in various work areas.
My people, I will proceed as quickly as possible to transform your life into a prosperous
one with a bright future. Every one of you must play his part towards this goal."