It was a real shock when I heard that His Majesty Sultan Qaboos was no more. It is an end of a glorious era for the people of Oman — both Omanis and expatriates
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Prince Charles were among those who arrived in Muscat to meet Oman's new ruler, Sultan Haitham Bin Tariq Al Said.
He prayed to Allah to bless the soul of the late Sultan Qaboos with mercy in Paradise. The President commended the late Sultan for being dedicated to the service of his people and nation and his work on bolstering cohesion of the Arab Nation.
Haitham expresses support for country's foreign policy of peaceful living among nations and peoples... and not interfering in the internal affairs of others, respecting nations' sovereignty and international cooperation.
Few leaders can match Sultan Qaboos’ charisma, stature and overarching appeal. He was a colossus of a statesman who was a formidable symbol of stability in the Middle East.
Sheikh Mohamed emphasised the camaraderie between the two countries during these moments of sadness and sorrow following the demise of a great Gulf, Arab and international leader.
Sheikh Mohammed accompanied by the Rulers of Ajman, UAQ and RAK visits Oman to meet Sultan Haitham.
This refers to your report about the sad passing away of the Sultan Qaboos bin Said. In his death, the world and the Middle East has lost a wise, able and secular leader.
In line with the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, an absentee funeral prayer was performed on Saturday after the Maghreb prayer in mosques throughout the country for the soul of Sultan Qaboos Bin Saeed of Oman.