British Embassy in Muscat mourns the death of Sultan Qaboos

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Britain mourns the death of HM Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al-Said of Oman


إِنَّا لِلَّهِ وَإِنَّآ إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ

HM Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al-Said 18/11/1940 – 10/01/2020

The UK Embassy has issued the following statement:

“We are deeply saddened by the death of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said. Our deepest condolences go to the people of Oman. He was a true friend of the UK, renowned for his wisdom, compassion and vision. He worked selflessly to develop Oman and promote peace and tolerance.”

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson added:

“I am deeply saddened to hear of the death of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said, Sultan of Oman,” said Johnson. “He was an exceptionally wise and respected leader who will be missed enormously. He will be remembered for his devotion to the development of Oman into a stable and prosperous nation, and as the father of the nation who sought to improve the lives of the Omani people.”

The Prime Minister also offered his thoughts and prayers on the occasion of the Sultan’s passing.

“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. He leaves a profound legacy, not only in Oman but across the region too,” added Johnson. “The UK is a proud friend and enduring partner of Oman, and our thoughts and prayers are with the Omani people.”


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