UN chief extends condolences to Oman over sultan's death

United Nations, Jan 12 (IANS): UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has extended his condolences to Oman over the death of the Gulf country's sultan, a UN spokesman said.

"The secretary-general extends his profound condolences to the royal family, the government and people of Oman on the passing of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said," said Guterres' spokesman Stephane Dujarric in a statement on Saturday, Xinhua news agency reported.

The statement highlighted the sultan's leadership, saying he "led Oman for 50 years and spearheaded the transformation of Oman into a prosperous and stable country."

"He was also committed to spreading messages of peace, understanding and coexistence in the region and globally, earning the respect of his people and those in the region and beyond," it said.

Guterres paid tribute to the sultan's "enduring contributions in the field of regional and international diplomacy," it said.

The Sultan of Oman Qaboos bin Said passed away at the age of 79 on Friday evening.




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