World leaders travelled Sunday to Oman to fulfill the nation’s new sultan, named only a day earlier after the demise of the nation’s longtime ruler Sultan Qaboos bin Mentioned.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Prince Charles had been amongst those that arrived in Muscat to fulfill Oman’s new ruler, Sultan Haitham bin Tariq Al Mentioned.
Different leaders included Kuwait’s ruling emir, Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, in addition to Qatar’s ruling emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and the president of Yemen’s internationally acknowledged authorities, Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, additionally visited.
Sultan Haitham was Oman’s tradition minister earlier than being named because the successor to Sultan Qaboos, the Center East’s longest-ruling monarch whose demise was introduced Saturday. He died on Friday on the age of 79 after years of an undisclosed sickness.
Qaboos managed to take care of Oman’s neutrality, not taking sides within the Gulf dispute with Qatar, and helped to mediate secret U.S.-Iran talks in 2013 that led to a world nuclear pact two years later, which Washington then give up in 2018.
U.S. President Donald Trump referred to as Qaboos a real accomplice to the United States, working with 9 completely different American presidents.
“His unprecedented efforts to interact in dialogue and obtain peace within the area confirmed us the significance of listening to all viewpoints,” Trump stated in an announcement.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stated Canada acknowledges his “steadfast function as a mediator within the area,” together with his efforts on the Iran nuclear deal.
Sultan Haitham, 66, has pledged to observe Sultan Qaboos’ instance of selling peace and dialogue within the Mideast. Oman has served as an interlocutor between Iran and the U.S., that are going through a stage of unprecedented tensions. Iran’s International Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif travelled to Muscat on Sunday as nicely to fulfill Sultan Haitham.
Oman sits on the jap fringe of the Arabian Peninsula.