Canada’s Trudeau hails Sultan’s efforts
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued the following statement on the death of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said:
‘Canada offers its deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences to the people of Oman and the royal family at the news of Sultan Qaboos’s passing’.
‘Having been in power since 1970, Sultan Qaboos was the longest serving leader in the Arab world. We recognise his efforts to modernise Oman, including the building of extensive infrastructure and the establishment of the Omani rial, the national currency of Oman. We also acknowledge his steadfast role as a mediator in the region, including his efforts to successfully conclude the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action between Iran as well as the permanent members of the UN Security Council (China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States) and Germany’.
‘The Sultan’s work will continue to be felt both at home in Oman as well as through the wider region’.