HH the Amir condoles death of Sultan Qaboos, announces three-day mourning across Qatar
The demise of Oman’s ruler, Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said, has filled the hearts of people across the world with deep sorrow.
Sultan Qaboos, who was the longest-serving ruler in the Middle East, was a highly-regarded leader admired for his wisdom, integrity, and balance.
هذا يوم حزين لجميع الشعوب الخليجية كما للأشقاء في عمان .. ببالغ الأسى تلقينا في قطر نبأ رحيل السلطان قابوس إلى رحمة الله تعالى تاركا وراءه بلدا ناهضا وإرثا عظيما يعتز به الجميع. إنه فقد كبير للأمتين العربية والإسلامية .. نعزي الشعب العماني الشقيق ونسأل الله لجلالته الفردوس الأعلى— تميم بن حمد (@TamimBinHamad) January 11, 2020
His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has passed on his deep condolences to the Sultanate of Oman in this time of grief and wished his family and the people of Oman patience and solace to deal with the incredible loss.
HH the Amir sent a cable of condolences to HM the Sultanate of Oman on the death of HM Sultan Qaboos bin Said bin Taimur, praying to the Almighty Allah to have mercy on his soul and to rest it in peace & to inspire the royal family and the Omani people with patience and solace. pic.twitter.com/tp5Gsl2vDe— Qatar News Agency (@QNAEnglish) January 11, 2020
In a statement by the Amiri Diwan, HH the Amir called the late Omani ruler a “great leader characterized by wisdom, moderation and long-term vision.”
Sultan Qaboos “dedicated his life to serve his country and his ummah, calling for dialogue and for rejecting violence and extremism,” HH the Amir noted.
The statement also acknowledged the late Sultan’s exemplary role in leading Oman’s comprehensive renaissance across all fields.
HH the Amir also announced three days public mourning across the country after the sad demise of the Sultan Qaboos.
Meanwhile, the Sultanate of Oman has announced the late Sultan's cousin and the country's former culture minister, Sultan Haitham bin Tariq bin Taimur Al Said as the new Sultan of the Sultanate of Oman.
Sultan Haitham bin Tariq bin Taimur Al Said was announced as the new Sultan of the Sultanate of Oman, in succession to Sultan Qaboos bin Said who died Friday evening. #QNA— Qatar News Agency (@QNAEnglish) January 11, 2020
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