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Majlis Meethaq forum hosts Minister of Agriculture & Fisheries

MUSCAT, 24 October 2015 - Meethaq, the pioneer of Islamic banking in Oman from Bank Muscat, hosted the sixth Majlis Meethaq evening, a unique social forum aimed at facilitating interaction with prominent personalities sharing inspirational aspects of their life and career as well as views and perspective on the economy and important social and cultural issues. H.E. Dr. Fuad Jaffer Al Sajwani, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Wealth, addressed the gathering at Bank Muscat head office.

Highlighting the Renaissance achievements of the Sultanate, H.E. Dr. Al Sajwani recalled the various responsibilities handled by him at the Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the College of Banking & Financial Studies and as a member of the Majlis Ash'shura. He noted that life was challenging in the early 70s but the inspiration provided by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said helped citizens to take up their responsibilities seriously. The minister said the agriculture and fisheries sectors were poised for major development as part of the government strategy to diversify the economy.

Majlis Meethaq is a monthly gathering in which a well- known economic, social, religious or cultural persona having influence on Omani society from the Sultanate or abroad is hosted. The interaction between the guest and the audience is aimed at focusing on aspects of the presenter's personal life, success in career and views on issues facing the country and community.

Sulaiman Al Harthy, Group General Manager – Islamic Banking, said: “Meethaq is proud to host the Majlis forum aimed at presenting successful role models to community and highlight their achievements to motivate and inspire citizens, especially youth, to attain success in life. We thank H.E. Dr. Fuad Jaffer Al Sajwani for addressing the session and enlightening the audience on opportunities and challenges he faced in making crucial decisions in life which led to success. Meethaq, as part of its social development commitment, aims to develop the Majlis forum as an ideal platform to interact with prominent personalities and draw inspiration from their experiences in achieving success in life."

Al Harthy added: “Meethaq is focused on developing as a benchmark Islamic financial institution in Oman and the region. Within just two years of operations, Meethaq has attained the leading position in the Islamic banking industry in Oman in terms of financing receivables, branch network, products and services, IT infrastructure and human resources development. Meethaq not only provides benchmark Islamic financial solutions to support the country's development but also plays a key role in raising awareness and educating people on important aspects of Islamic banking and finance."

As the pioneer of Islamic banking in Oman, Meethaq has adopted the best practices in Islamic banking and finance worldwide to combine a robust model which protects customers and complements the Islamic banking industry. Every Meethaq product goes through the process of Shari'a compliance certification by the Shari'a Supervisory Board and is created in line with the guidelines of the Central Bank of Oman.