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Foreign Minister meets Sultan Haitham to condole Sultan Qaboos demise

14 January, 2020 19:46

Foreign Minister meets Sultan Haitham to condole Sultan Qaboos demise in Muscat.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi visited Muscat on 13-14 January to offer condolences over the sad demise of Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said.

Foreign Minister meets Sultan Haitham

The Foreign Minister conveyed special messages from the President and the Prime Minister of Pakistan to him.

Sultan Haitham bin Tariq bin Taimur received sincere and heartfelt condolences on behalf of the leadership, Government and people of Pakistan.

Pakistan share grief

President and PM stressed that the Pakistani nation fully shared the grief and sorrow of the brotherly people of Oman on this irreparable loss.

However, FM stated that with the passing away of Sultan Qaboos, Oman has lost a wise and sagacious ruler and a visionary leader
Furthermore, he praised Sultan Qaboos for transforming Oman into a modern, vibrant and prosperous state.
Moreover, he said his contributions to the cause of peace, stability and security in the region will be long remembered.

Oman will continue to prosper

Foreign Minister expressed the confidence that Oman will continue to prosper in line with the vision of Sultan Qaboos.

Sultan Haitham expressed sincere thanks to the leadership and people of Pakistan.
Specially, he thanked on the gesture of Foreign Minister’s special visit to Muscat to offer condolences.

Sultan Haitham affirmed

While noting the long-standing fraternal ties between Oman and Pakistan, Sultan Haitham affirmed that these relations will continue to flourish in the time to come.
Pakistan has always maintained close brotherly relations with Oman.
Under the leadership of Sultan Qaboos, bilateral cooperation acquired a new level.
Sultan Qaboos was a sincere and trusted friend of Pakistan, and made an invaluable contribution to bringing the two countries and peoples closer.

Sultan Qaboos

Sultan of Oman Qaboos bin Said passed away Friday. The Arab world’s longest-serving ruler aged 79.

He maintained the country’s neutrality in regional struggles.

Gulf state Oman’s high military council began the process to choose his successor.

Oman declared three days of official mourning with flags flown at half-mast for 40 days.

Qaboos, 79, had ruled since taking over in a bloodless coup in 1970 with the help of former colonial power Britain.

State news agency ONA did not give any cause of death, but Qaboos had been unwell for years.

However, he also had spent a week in Belgium undergoing medical treatment in early December.

Qaboos had no children and had not publicly appointed a successor.

A 1996 statute says the ruling family will choose a successor within three days of the throne becoming vacant.

The high military council issued a statement which state media carried on Saturday.

New Sultan

Oman named Haitham bin Tariq al Said as new Sultan who is cousin of Sultan Qaboos bin Said al-Said.

In posts on their Twitter accounts on Saturday, Omani newspapers Al Watan and Al Roya reported it.

They broke the story that Minister of Heritage and Culture Haitham bin Tariq was taking the oath of allegiance as sultan.


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