Muscat, His Majesty Sultan Haitham Bin Tariq Bin Taimour has received a cable of condolences from Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan on the death of late His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said.

In his cable, Abe expressed his deep sadness and sincere condolences and sympathy to His Majesty, the Government and the Omani people. He affirmed that His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said has managed, since taking over reins of power, to build up a nation that combines between preserving customs, traditions and modernity. His Majesty Sultan Qaboos has contributed in achieving a sustainable development for the Sultanate. He has also remarkably contributed in realizing peace and stability in the Middle East, and he was a leader who earned respect of the whole world.

He added, "The death of Sultan Qaboos Bin Said, who was a great leader enjoying wisdom and far-sighted vision, represents a great loss not only for the Omani people, but also for the whole international community. I would like to express solidarity of Japan with the Omani people to overcome these very sad moments".

Source: Oman News Agency