House Speaker Nabih Berri cabled Saturday the Sultan of Oman Haitham bin Tariq Al Said and Head of the Omani Shoura Council Khalid bin Hilal Al Ma'wali, expressing his sincere condolences on the death of Sultan Qaboos.

"We have lost a dear friend of Lebanon," said Berri, adding, "The nation and the world have also lost a pioneer of the good word and a leading model of convergence and dialogue."

The Speaker expressed Lebanon's sympathy with their Omani brethrens in their huge and painful loss, while voicing full confidence in the wise leadership of the Sultanate and wishing the Sultan all success, and security and safety to the Omani people.

Source: National News Agency