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Arab, Int’l Heartfelt Condolences Pour in over Sultan Qaboos Demise


Sat 11 Jan 2020 | 05:02 PM
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A big number of Arab and foreign countries’ Presidents, kings and Emirs have sent their heartfelt condolences on Saturday over the death of Oman’s Sultan Qaboos bin Said al-Said, who died yesterday night at the age of 79.

Arab countries

Egypt’s President Abdel Fatah El-Sisi offered his condolences to the Omani people for the death of Sultan Qaboos, praising his role in the regional and Arab issues. He also declared three-day mourning for the death of Omani Sultan

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz and his Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman expressed the kingdom’s share the sorrows with the Omani people. Saudi Arabia’s Royal Court announced its mourning of the late Sultan.

The UAE President has also ordered three-day mourning, starting Saturday, and that the UAE national flag be flown at half-mast at all government departments across the country and at all embassies and diplomatic missions.

The Jordanian King Abdullah II and the Hashemite Court offered its deep condolences over the death of Sultan Qaboos. The Jordanian King declared a three-day period of mourning across the country.

Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al-Sabah sent a cable of condolences to new Sultan of Oman Haitham bin Tariq bin to mourn Sultan Qaboos bin Said, Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) reported.

Foreign countries

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in a statement that he is deeply sorry to hear about the death of Sultan Qaboos.

“I had the pleasure of meeting His Majesty Sultan Qaboos and was struck by his commitment to peace and understanding between nations and between faiths,” Johnson said in his statement.

Former US President George W. Bush also said that he was saddened by the news, adding that the late Qaboos had been a stable force in the Middle East.

“He had a vision for a modern, prosperous and peaceful Oman,” Bush said in the statement. “And, he willed that vision into a reality.”