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Minister of Minority Affairs to lead delegation to condole the demise of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said, Sultan of the Sultanate of Oman

January 13, 2020

With profound sorrow, the Government and People of India have received the sad news of the demise of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said, Sultan of the Sultanate of Oman. In the passing away of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos, the world has suffered an irreparable loss of a visionary leader and statesman who not only led his nation towards remarkable progress and prosperity but also was a beacon of peace for our region and the world.

India has maintained close and friendly relations with Oman under the leadership of Sultan Qaboos. He was a true friend and well-wisher of India in guiding and elevating bilateral engagements to the strategic level for the mutual benefit of the people of the two countries.

The Government of India is observing a day of State mourning on Monday, 13 January 2020 and flags are being flown at half-mast. Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Hon’ble Minister of Minority Affairs is leading the Government of India delegation to Muscat on 14 January 2020 to pay our sincere and heartfelt condolences on behalf of the Government and People of India.

The Minister of Minority Affairs is also carrying a message from Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tariq al Said, Sultan of Sultanate of Oman.

New Delhi
January 13, 2020
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