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Saudi/Omani border demarcation

The maps of the international borders between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Sultanate of Oman were signed today in Riyadh in the presence of both the Saudi and the Omani Technical Committee.

The head of the Saudi Technical Committee announced that the border demarcation and mapping works had been implemented in four stages:

1 - field survey followed by location and construction of reinforced concrete markers precisely at specified intervals over a total length of 657.4 kilometers along the line of the border as established by means of satellite surveillance;

2 - aerial photography of the border points using advanced photographical means;

3 - aerial survey of both natural and man-made landmarks for the purpose of naming them;

4 - preparation and printing of maps by the most modern printing presses.

For his part, the head of the Omani Technical Committee highlighted this great achievement, referring to it as a fruit of the wise and rational policy being adopted by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Fahd Bin Abdul Aziz and Sultan Qaboos of Oman. He pointed out that the agreement of border demarcation, signed by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Sultanate of Oman, will have a positive impact not only at the bilateral level but also for the Arab world in general.