Doha, Jan 11: Sultan of Oman Qaboos Bin Said Al Said, who had been heading the country since 1970, died at the age of 79, late on Friday night.
The sultan’s office said the leader passed away after a long illness, local media reported. On his death Diwan of Royal Court issued an obituary of late Sultan.
"His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said, who passed away on Friday, the 14th of Jumada Al-Ula, the 10th of January 2020, after establishing a comprehensive renaissance over the past 50 years since he assumed power on the 23rd of July 1970, and after leading a prudent and triumphant march, abundant with bounty that prevailed all over Oman, from corner to corner, and even spread over to the Arab world, Islamic nation and the rest of the world. This renaissance resulted in a balanced foreign policy that was saluted with solemn respect by the whole world," the obituary read.
The Diwan of Royal Court also announced a state of three-day national mourning and the halt of official work in the public and private sectors for three days and the flying of flags at half-mast over the forthcoming 40 days. (UNI)