His Majesty Sultan Qaboos of Oman passes away

The Diwan of the Royal Court of Oman has announced the death of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said.

  
Sultan of Oman Qaboos bin Said al-Said sits during a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (not pictured) at the Beit Al Baraka Royal Palace in Muscat, Oman January 14, 2019. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Pool via REUTERS

Sultan of Oman Qaboos bin Said al-Said sits during a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (not pictured) at the Beit Al Baraka Royal Palace in Muscat, Oman January 14, 2019. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Pool via REUTERS

Oman - The Diwan of the Royal Court of Oman has announced the death of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said.

According to a report in the Times of Oman, the Diwan of Royal Court issued an obituary on Saturday morning with the following text, "To the people of the beloved homeland in all its districts, to the Arab and Islamic nations and to the world at large. It is with hearts filled with faith in Allah and his Providence ,and with great sorrow and deep sadness- yet with complete satisfaction and absolute submission to the will of the Almighty Allah, that the Diwan of Royal Court mourns His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said, who passed away on Friday, the 14th of Jumada Al-Ula, the 10th of January 2020."

The Diwan has also declared an official three day mourning period, with the country's flag to be flown at half-mast for the next 40 days in the country.

© Khaleej Times 2020


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