UAE President mourns Sultan Qaboos bin Said
Abu Dhabi: President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan mourned with great sorrow the death of Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said of Oman, who passed away on Friday.
He prayed to Allah Almighty 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.
Sheikh Khalifa added, “As we express our sincere condolences to the Omani royal family and the people of the sisterly Sultanate of Oman on the death of the great late Sultan Qaboos, we express our full confidence that the people of Oman and its leadership will continue his blessed march serving the causes of the nation and advance the Arab joint action.”
The UAE President had also ordered a three-day mourning, starting today, Saturday, and that the UAE national flag be flown at half-mast at all government departments across the country and at all embassies and diplomatic missions of the UAE overseas.
Haitham bin Tariq sworn in as new Sultan of Oman
he Sultanate of Oman officially announced the appointment of Sultan Haitham bin Tariq bin Taimour al-Said as the successor of the late Sultan Qaboos bin Said, who passed away on Friday evening.
The Oman Defence Council in a statement said that it has decided to implement the will of Sultan Qaboos, which was assigned by the Council of the Royal Family.
According to the Oman News Agency, the Defence Council opened the will and read it out directly to the audience and declared His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tariq bin Taimour al-Said as the Sultan of Oman.