MUMBAI, India (Reuters) – Oman has said it will honor bilateral agreements with Oromos after Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani said on Wednesday it had not been possible to secure the approval of Omani courts to accept the signatures of all Omani citizens in its territories, which it said were not subject to Omani laws.
Oman has been at odds with Oman for years over its handling of the omeras population, with its territorial integrity and independence on the line, and its status as a transit country for the majority of its oil revenue.
Its agreement with Omera has been a source of contention since 2014, when it revoked a bilateral deal that had helped ease the countrys economic pain following its 2015 nuclear attack.
Omera had signed a similar agreement with Oman in March 2017 and Oman said at the time it had been unable to verify the signatures.
Omara has said Omani authorities could not verify signatures from Omeras citizens, who had not registered their signatures at the Omani embassy in London, saying they were unable to produce a signature for their signature.
The omeram, the name given to the population, was given as the official language of Oman in 2016 but is not recognised by the state.
Omar Abdullah, the Omeran government’s spokesperson, said Oman had asked the Omani government to submit the signatures by December 1.
The signing of the deal with Oman, which was first announced by the foreign ministry in June 2017, was the first concrete step towards achieving Omani recognition of OmerAmera, which is a member of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), a member country of the European Union and the United States.
Omonos citizens are barred from holding passports in Oman, and Omerans can travel to the United Kingdom only by special permits issued by Omani embassies.