King Salman arrives in Muscat to pay his respects on the death of Oman’s Sultan Qaboos

2020-01-14 14:36:51

King Salman has arrived in Oman on Monday to offer his condolences for the death of Sultan Qaboos bin Said, state news agency SPA reported, and was welcomed by top Saudi and Omani officials.

Leaders from around the world have paid tribute to Oman's Sultan Qaboos bin Said, whose death was announced on Saturday morning.

Sultan Qaboos had ruled Oman for almost 50 years, coming to power in 1970, and drove a widespread programme of modernisation in the country throughout those five decades and favoured moderation and mediation in regional affairs.

He is succeeded by Sultan Haitham bin Tariq Al Said, who was sworn in earlier today.

In the UAE, three days of mourning were announced by President Sheikh Khalifa.