Oman to cut 2020 govt, armed forces budget by further 5%- state news agency

The budgets had already been cut by 5% in mid-April in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

  

DUBAI - Oman will cut the budgets of government bodies and the armed forces by a further 5% this year, as part of measures to offset the impact of falls in oil prices, the state news agency cited a finance ministry statement as saying on Wednesday.

The budgets had already been cut by 5% in mid-April in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

(Reporting by Alaa Swilam) ((Alaa.Swilam@thomsonreuters.com; 0020116281191))

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