PM Bainimarama pays tribute to the late Sultan of Oman

FILE PHOTO: Sultan of Oman Qaboos bin Said al-Said at the Beit Al Baraka Royal Palace in Muscat, Oman January 14, 2019. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Pool via REUTERS

THE Sultan’s love for humankind was exemplified through his unrelenting commitment to a world free from violence and conflict.

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama said this while paying tribute to the late Sultan of Oman.

“The community of nations has lost one of our great champions of peace with the passing of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said, the Sultan of Oman,” Mr Bainimarama said.

“As a nation with an over 40-year commitment to UN Peacekeeping, the Fijian people share the Sultan’s life-long purpose of peace and pledge to uphold his legacy in the years to come,” he said.

“Oman’s journey of progress and modernisation over the past half-century is owed to the Sultan’s visionary leadership and unwavering dedication to the wellbeing of the Omani people.

“The global outpouring of grief at his passing is testament to his model leadership and the powerful bridges of friendship he extended across the world.

“As a strong and abiding friend to Oman, the prayers of the Fijian people are with the people of Oman as they bear this tremendous loss.”

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