National Day: World leaders greet His Majesty Sultan Qaboos
November 18, 2016 | 6:31 AM
by ONA
His Majesty Sultan Qaboos has received congratulations from world leaders and officials on the 46th National Day.

Muscat: His Majesty Sultan Qaboos has received congratulations from world leaders and officials on the 46th National Day.

They wished His Majesty the Sultan good health, happiness and a long life to help the country maintain its achievements of progress, prosperity and welfare.

His Majesty received congratulations from Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed al Nahyan, President of the UAE, King Abdallah II Ibn al Hussein of Jordan, President Abdul Aziz Bouteflika of Algeria, President Mahmud Abbas of Palestine, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), King Almutasimu Billahi Muhibbuddin Tuanku Alhaj Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah of Malaysia, President Dr Ilham Heydar Alyev of Azerbaijan, Dr Hassan Rouhani, President of Iran, President Mamnoon Hussain of Pakistan, President Mohammad Abdul Hamid of Bangladesh, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, Dr Ernest Bai Koroma, President of Sierra Leone, President Almazbek Atambayev of the Kyrgyzstan, President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan President Abdullah Yameen of the Maldives, Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, King Philippe of Belgium, Peter Cosgrove, Governor-General of Australia, President Joachim Gauck of Germany, President Barack Obama of the United States of America, President Michael Daniel Higgins of Ireland, President Anibal Cavaco Silva of Portugal, President Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi, President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation, President Tony Tan Keng Yam of Singapore, President Maithripala Sirisena of Sri Lanka, President Raul Castro of Cuba, President Park Geun-Hye of Korea, President Joseph Kabila of Congo, President Enrique Pena Nieto of Mexico, President Nicolae Timofti of Moldova, Doris Bures, President of Austria, President Bidhya Devi Bhandari of Nepal and President Pranab Mukherjee of India.

His Majesty has also received greetings from Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, Vice-President of the UAE, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahyan, Heir Apparent of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of the UAE, Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, Crown Prince of Thailand, Dr Haider al Abadi, Prime Minister of Iraq, Dato Seri Mohamed Najib Abdul Razak, Prime Minister of Malaysia, Nawaz Sharif, Prime Minister of Pakistan, Shaikh Hasina Wajed, Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister of Thailand, KP Sharma Oli, Prime Minister of Nepal, Dr Abdullah Abdullah, President of Afghanistan and Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Secretary-General of the Arab League.

His Majesty also received congratulations and wishes from ministers, advisers, commanders of the Sultan’s Armed Forces (SAF) and the Royal Oman Police (ROP), members of the State Council and members of Majlis Ash’shura, under-secretaries, ambassadors, judges, governors, walis, shaikhs, dignitaries and citizens.

They renewed the pledge and expressed their optimum gratitude and obedience to the leader of the victorious march. They pledged His Majesty to back up his wise leadership with full determination to continue achievements in this dear land to ensure continued security, welfare and prosperity for the Omani people.

They appealed to Allah to protect His Majesty for the good of this country and its people, grant him good health, well-being, a long life and success.

His Majesty the Sultan thanked the well-wishers for their congratulations, best wishes and noble feelings, praying to Allah the Almighty to grant them continuous good health, happiness and a long life to all people in the Sultanate.

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