His Majesty Sul­tan Haitham re­ceives con­do­lence ca­bles from world lead­ers

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Mus­cat - His Majesty Sul­tan Haitham bin Tariq bin Taimour on Sun­day re­ceived ca­bles of con­do­lences and sym­pa­thy from a num­ber of world lead­ers.

In a ca­ble, Ja­panese Em­peror Naruhito ex­pressed his heart­felt con­do­lences and sin­cere sym­pa­thy to His Majesty Sul­tan Haitham and the Omani peo­ple. He also re­mem­bered his meet­ing with His Majesty Sul­tan Qa­boos bin Said dur­ing his visit to the sul­tanate in 1994 and the ex­treme gra­cious­ness he en­joyed dur­ing the visit.

In a ca­ble, King Sal­man bin Ab­du­laziz al Saud of the King­dom of Saudi Ara­bia said that he re­ceived the news of the demise of His Majesty Sul­tan Qa­boos with deep grief and sor­row.

He prayed to the Almighty Al­lah to rest his soul in peace in par­adise and grant His Majesty Sul­tan Haitham for­ti­tude to bear the loss.

King Sal­man also ex­pressed his greet­ings and best wishes to His Majesty Sul­tan Haitham on the oc­ca­sion of his as­sump­tion of power in the sul­tanate. He prayed to the Almighty Al­lah to grant His Majesty Sul­tan Haitham good health and suc­cess in con­tin­u­ing the march of the late Sul­tan.

King Sal­man hoped the sul­tanate’s march will con­tinue to grow and pros­per un­der the lead­er­ship of His Majesty Sul­tan Haitham. He said he looks for­ward to work­ing with His

Majesty Sul­tan Haitham in all that re­alises the as­pi­ra­tions of the Omani and Saudi peo­ple.

Fayez Mustafa al Sar­raj, Chair­man of the Pres­i­den­tial Coun­cil of Libya and Prime Min­is­ter of the Gov­ern­ment of Na­tional Ac­cord of Libya, ex­tended his sym­pa­thies to the Royal fam­ily and Omani peo­ple, pray­ing to the Almighty Al­lah to rest the soul of the late Sul­tan in peace in par­adise.

He re­it­er­ated the noble stand of His Majesty Sul­tan Qa­boos on var­i­ous is­sues of con­cern to the

Arab and Is­lamic na­tions and to the world at large, not­ing that those stands re­flected in the con­tin­u­a­tion of Oman’s sup­port for peace and non-in­ter­fer­ence in the in­ter­nal af­fairs of other coun­tries.

Sar­raj lauded the sul­tanate’s sup­port in re­solv­ing the Libyan cri­sis. He said His Majesty Sul­tan Haitham will be the best suc­ces­sor for the late Sul­tan.

King Felipe VI of Spain in a ca­ble ex­pressed his deep sad­ness, sin­cere con­do­lences and sym­pa­thy of the gov­ern­ment and the friendly peo­ple of Spain to His Majesty Sul­tan Haitham, the Royal fam­ily and the Omani peo­ple on their im­mense loss. He hailed the dis­tin­guished re­la­tions bind­ing the two friendly coun­tries.

Pres­i­dent Vladimir Putin of the Rus­sian Fed­er­a­tion ex­pressed his sin­cere con­do­lences and deep sym­pa­thy to His Majesty Sul­tan Haitham, the Royal fam­ily and the Omani peo­ple.

He praised the rul­ing pe­riod of the late Sul­tan and the so­cial and eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment wit­nessed in the sul­tanate dur­ing his era. He un­der­scored the great per­sonal con­tri­bu­tions of the late Sul­tan in en­hanc­ing the re­la­tions be­tween the two coun­tries.

Pres­i­dent Michel Aoun of the Le­banese Re­pub­lic ex­tended his heart­felt sym­pa­thies, along with the con­do­lences of the broth­erly peo­ple of Le­banon, to the Omani peo­ple.

Pres­i­dent Aoun said that the late Sul­tan had served his coun­try for half a cen­tury. He de­scribed His Majesty Sul­tan Qa­boos as ‘a brother and a friend of Le­banon at all stages and dur­ing dif­fi­cult times wit­nessed by the coun­try’.

He said His Majesty Sul­tan Qa­boos sup­ported Le­banon’s le­git­i­mate cause and backed the coun­try’s sta­bil­ity, se­cu­rity and as­pi­ra­tions of its peo­ple.

Pres­i­dent Aoun pointed out that, upon the demise of His Majesty Sul­tan Qa­boos, the Arab world lost ‘a man of di­a­logue, wis­dom and peace’, a leader who worked to ce­ment Arab sol­i­dar­ity and en­hance its power in the face of im­pend­ing chal­lenges threat­en­ing its states and peo­ple.

Em­peror Naruhito

King Sal­man

Fayez Mustafa al Sar­raj

Pres­i­dent Michel Aoun

King Felipe VI

Vladimir Putin

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