The Sultanate of Oman has always pursued the agenda of fostering friendly ties with other countries, as well as building connections based on peace and shared values.
It is a policy that has made Oman and Omanis synonymous with their warm and welcoming nature, wherever they may go.
On the occasion of the country’s 50th National Day, ambassadors in Oman, representing countries from around the world, and one of the leading corporates here, have accorded their greetings to His Majesty Sultan Haitham Bin Tarik, and the people of the Sultanate.
Leslie M Tsou, Ambassador of the United States of America
“I am very happy to congratulate Oman and the Omani people, on behalf of myself, the embassy team, and the United States government, on the country’s 50th National Day. The current state of relations between the US and Oman is strong and is growing stronger every day.
“Our people have a lot of values in common: we respect peace, we respect family, we respect our neighbours, and everyone’s ability to live as they wish. We know the Omani people are also dedicated to that: establishing peaceful relations with all their neighbours, and this is what we wish for as well.”
Hamish Cowell, Ambassador of the United Kingdom
“On the occasion of Oman’s 50th National Day, I would like to send my very best wishes, and the wishes of all the team at the British embassy, to His Majesty Sultan Haitham Bin Tarik, and to all the people of Oman.
“The 50th anniversary is a moment to reflect on the remarkable transformation of Oman over these past years, under the leadership of the late His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said bin Taimour, and it is also an opportunity to look forward to the next stages of the country’s development and transformation, as set out under Vision 2040.”
Sheikh Jassim bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, Ambassador of the State of Qatar
“I would like to take this opportunity to offer the Omani leadership, government and people my sincere congratulations on the occasion of this dear anniversary - the National Day of Oman. Our relationship is one that witnesses growth and development.
“There are several future projects under consideration. The leadership in both countries aspires to have more joint cooperation in all aspects in the interest of the two peoples. There is great keenness for future positive and fruitful cooperation in a world that is moving towards building strong alliances and partnerships.”
Eid bin Mohammed Al Thaqafi, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
“It gives me great pleasure to congratulate His Majesty Sultan Haitham Bin Tarik, the government and the people of the brotherly Sultanate of Oman on the occasion of the 50th National Day.”
“Omani people enjoy good relations with visitors and residents of the Sultanate. We often witness the citizens of the Sultanate welcoming foreign visitors, inviting them to their homes, and guiding them in travelling across the country. This is what amazes visitors to this land. It is a unique characteristic that distinguishes the Omani people in terms of hospitality and reception to visitors.”
Mohammed Sultan Al Suwaidi, Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates
“At the outset, I would like to offer my sincere congratulations and blessings to His Majesty Sultan Haitham Bin Tarik, may God protect him, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the glorious National Day.
“This occasion comes while the Sultanate is taking confident steps towards further development and growth, thanks to the tremendous efforts made by its leadership, which has spared no effort for the sake of developing this good country.”
KK Ahsan Wagan, Ambassador of Pakistan
“Let me take this opportunity to wish, on behalf of the government and brotherly people of Pakistan, to His Majesty Sultan Haitham Bin Tarik, and the government and brotherly people of Oman, a happy 50th National Day.
“Coming back to Oman gives me the opportunity to interact with my Omani friends, government officials, and develop the relations between the two countries.”
Ali Najafi Khoshroudi, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran
“Congratulations on the 50th anniversary of the National Day. On the occasion of the brotherly people of Oman commemorating this anniversary, I ask God to grant the people and officials of Oman good deeds and best wishes.
“I hope that with the wise leadership of His Majesty Sultan Haitham Bin Tarik, Oman will witness as much growth and prosperity as possible. I also salute the soul of the late His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said bin Taimour.”
Munu Mahawar, Ambassador of India
“It’s a great pleasure to convey warm greetings to all of you on the occasion of the 50th National Day of Oman. Let me take this opportunity to extend warm greetings and felicitations to His Majesty Sultan Haitham Bin Tarik, the friendly people of Oman, and the Oman government.
“I would also like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to the late His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said bin Taimour, a visionary leader who transformed Oman into a modern and prosperous nation.”
Ameer Ajwad, Ambassador of Sri Lanka
“Muscat is a household name in Sri Lanka…this shows the deeply-rooted traditions between Sri Lanka and Oman. We have been maintaining very cordial relations for almost 40 years, and people-to-people contacts form the bedrock of this association.
“We are very proud of the contributions of Sri Lankan nationals in Oman. I wish everyone a warm and happy 50th National Day, and extend my wishes to His Majesty Sultan Haitham Bin Tarik.”
Suwat Kaewsook, Ambassador of Thailand
“On behalf of the Royal Thai Embassy, the Thai people, and the Thai community in Oman, I would like to extend my congratulations to His Majesty Sultan Haitham Bin Tarik. We will work very closely with Oman to ensure that our relationship continues to prosper and benefit our two countries and our people.”
“This 2020 marks the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Oman and Thailand. In future, I believe there are many areas that are waiting for our cooperation, which will be fruitful to our peoples.”
Muhamad Dory Muhamad Yakub, Ambassador of the Republic of Kenya
“I appreciate that Kenya has been presented with this great opportunity to celebrate the 50th National Day of the Sultanate of Oman. I therefore wish, on behalf of the Republic of Kenya and her people, to congratulate His Majesty Sultan Haitham Bin Tarik and the Sultanate of Oman.
“The bond between Oman and Kenya is entrenched in history, trade, culture and language. A good number of Omanis understand and speak Swahili, and have deep family ties across the coastal towns of Kenya and east Africa.”
Dmitry Dogadkin, Ambassador of the Russian Federation
“I would like to take this opportunity, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the renaissance, to offer my sincere congratulations to His Majesty the Sultan, the Sultanate’s leadership and the friendly people of Oman.
“I wish prosperity and progress to the Omani nation, including resolving all the existing problems, especially during this extremely challenging time when all of us are fighting the complications related to the COVID-19 pandemic. If God wills it, altogether, we will be able to overcome it.”
Kim Chang Kyu, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea
“I would like to deliver the warmest greetings to the government and people of the Sultanate of Oman. This year, we have experienced an unprecedented crisis because of COVID-19, but the Sultanate has fought it effectively under the wise leadership of His Majesty Sultan Haitham Bin Tarik.
“Taking this opportunity, I would like to wish His Majesty good health and great leadership for the future. On behalf of the Korean people, I remain dedicated to work towards further fostering relations between Oman and Korea.”
Thomas Friedrich Schneider, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany
“The entire staff of the German embassy in Muscat convey our feelings of friendship and esteem to the people of Oman on the occasion of the 50th National Day.
“The golden jubilee of the 50th Renaissance of Oman marks a significant moment in the history of this country, and we wish all our friends in Oman, and the country’s leader, His Majesty Sultan Haitham Bin Tarik, happiness and wellbeing.”
Renaud Salins, Ambassador of France
“I wish the best to the Omani nation on this auspicious occasion. In the life of everyone, 50 years is when you reach the age of beauty and wisdom. Oman has travelled a lot in the last 50 years, since the beginning of the renaissance.
“Under the leadership of the late His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said bin Taimour was created a modern country that counts in the region, and it is obvious that this path with be followed under the leadership of His Majesty Sultan Haitham Bin Tarik, I wish him the best.”
Ayse Sozen Usluer, Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey
“On behalf of the Turkish embassy in Muscat, and the Turkish nation, I would like to extend my warmest congratulations to His Majesty Sultan Haitham Bin Tarik and the nation of Oman.
“It is a great pleasure that my tenure as the 11th ambassador of the Turkish Republic to Oman overlaps with the 50th anniversary of the National Day of the Sultanate. I think the next 50 years will be marked by productivity, innovation and economic development under his visionary leadership.”
Federica Favi, Ambassador of Italy
“I would like to express my congratulations, respect and admiration to the people of Oman, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of a reborn Oman. I would also like to wish His Majesty Sultan Haitham Bin Tarik a long and successful rein, in which he brings the renaissance of the country forward, into a bright future.
“We had an amazing opportunity to host the late His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said bin Taimour, on two occasions. One was in Naples in 2003, and another was in 2018 in Bari. The local people there always remember these visits as magical.”
Laetitia van Asch, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
“It is an honour to congratulate His Majesty Sultan Haitham Bin Tarik, and the people of Oman, with the achievements of this country over the past 50 years. I wish you a very special celebration of the 50th National Day, and a happy and healthy future ahead.
“Friendship and trade are the main characteristics of our relations, and they go back as early as 1625. Nowadays, the close relationship between His Majesty Sultan Haitham Bin Tarik, and King Willem Alexander of the Netherlands are the foundations of this friendship.”
Abdallah Abasi Kilima, Ambassador of the United Republic of Tanzania
“Warm wishes on the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the National Day. Oman and Tanzania have a historical relationship which dates back to the 18th century, when some Omani families migrated to Zanzibar and the Tanzanian mainland.
“That is why you find some Omanis with family in Tanzania, and some Tanzanians with family in Oman. This has been a long-term relationship. During these 50 glorious years, there has been a growing relationship between our countries.”
Toshinori Kobayashi, Ambassador of Japan
“On the auspicious occasion of the glorious National Day of the Sultanate of Oman, I would like to express my heartfelt congratulations to His Majesty Sultan Haitham Bin Tarik, and the people of Oman, on behalf of the government and people of Japan.
“The magnificent vision and dedication towards the welfare of his people by the late His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said bin Taimour, and the commitment and continued support rendered by His Majesty Sultan Haitham Bin Tarik have brought Oman to this privileged period.”
Mohamed Ghoneim, Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt
“Best wishes to the Omani people on the anniversary of the 50th National Day. The relationship between Egypt of Oman goes back more than 3,000 years – to the time of the Pharaohs. We actually have evidence of Omani products such as frankincense in the old temples.
“The relationships between us go so far back in history, and it has been vibrant since then. I am really proud to be serving as the ambassador of Egypt in Oman.”
Imelda M Panolong, Ambassador of the Republic of the Philippines
“On behalf of the Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines, and the Filipino community in Oman, I would like to extend my congratulations to His Majesty Sultan Haitham Bin Tarik, to the government and to the people of Oman, on the occasions of the 50th anniversary of their National Day.
“The Philippines in Oman established bilateral relationships in 1980, and these continue along economic and political ties. These relationships are enhanced by the 45,000 Filipinos who have made Oman their second home. Just last month, we celebrated the 40th anniversary of relations between us.”
Albert Samaha, Ambassador of the Lebanese Republic
“I would like to express my sincere congratulations to the Omani people, and my best wishes to this beautiful and peaceful country, so that they may continue to advance and progress under the wise leadership of His Majesty Sultan Haitham Bin Tarik.
“This occasion is also a moment to pay tribute to the late His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said bin Taimour, a visionary leader who led his country relentlessly and continuously to the level and progress and prosperity we see today. Omani should be proud of their achievements over the last 50 years.”
Moulay Rachid El Kasmi, Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco
“On the occasion of the brotherly Omani people commemorating the 50th anniversary of the National Day, we offer His Majesty Sultan Haitham Bin Tarik, may God protect him, the most sincere congratulations.
“For the brotherly Omani people, this glorious day is a great and precious occasion to emphasise its successful path on the road to renaissance and development that began 50 years ago.”
Abdiwali Ali Ahmed, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Somalia
“On my own behalf and on behalf of His Excellency President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo, and the Somali people, we offer our warmest congratulations to His Majesty Sultan Haitham Bin Tarik, his government, and the brotherly Omani people.
“The relations between the Sultanate and Somalia have their roots in history, and go back to the 18th century, especially around 1856, when Omanis immigrated to Somalia, especially in the capital of Mogadishu, and the coastal city of Brawi, which had commercial relations with the Gulf countries.”
Said Mohamed Al Masoudi, CEO, Sohar Aluminium
“This is a glorious moment in Oman’s modern history, as we are celebrating the 50th National Day of our Renaissance. On this day, Omani citizens and residents proudly rejoice, are jubilant, and reflect on the wonderful milestones and achievements our nation has witnessed and celebrated over the past five decades.
“We are hopeful of the realisation of the Vision 2040, rapid increase in the contribution of non-oil sectors towards the Sultanate’s GDP, widespread adoption of the fourth industrial revolution, promote and focus on research and development, and empowerment of SMEs leading to better in-country value.”