His Majesty the Sultan expressed sincere greetings and best wishes of good health, happiness and a long life for them, praying to Allah the Almighty for the return of this happy occasion on them and make the New Year, a year of blessings for all people and achieve for the Islamic nation further progress, welfare and prosperity.
In their cables, the leaders of the friendly countries expressed their sincere greetings and best wishes of good health, well-being and a long life to His Majesty the Sultan, praying to Allah the Almighty for the return of this blessed occasion on him for many years to come to achieve aspirations of further progress, welfare and prosperity for his faithful people.
His Majesty the Sultan exchanged greetings on this occasion with the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud of Saudi Arabia, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al Nahyan, President of the UAE, King Hamad bin Issa al Khalifa of the Kingdom of Bahrain, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani, Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Sabah al Ahmed al Jabir al Sabah, Emir of Kuwait and King Abdullah II Ibn al Hussein of Jordan.
His Majesty the Sultan also exchanged greetings with King Mohammed VI of the Kingdom of Morocco, President Beji Caid Essebsi of the Republic of Tunisia, President Abdelaziz Bouteflika of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, President Ismail Omar Guelleh of the Republic of Djibouti, Field Marshall Omar Hassan Ahmed al Bashir, President of the Republic of Sudan, President Dr Bashar Assad of the Syrian Arab Republic, President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo of the Federal Republic of Somalia, President Dr Fuad Masum of the Republic of Iraq, President Mahmoud Abbas of the State of Palestine and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization, President Othman Ghazali of the Union of the Comoros and Fayez al Sarraj, Chairman of the Presidential Council of Libya and Prime Minister of the Government of National Accord of Libya.
His Majesty the Sultan exchanged greetings with President Abdel Fattah el Sisi of the Arab Republic of Egypt, President Muhammad Ould Abdel Aziz of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei Darussalam, King Sultan Muhammad V of Malaysia, President Dr Ilham Heydar Aliyev of the Republic of Azerbaijan, President Dr Ashraf Ghani of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, President Joko Widodo of the Republic of Indonesia, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev of the Republic of Uzbekistan, President Dr Hassan Rouhani of the Islamic Republic of Iran, President Dr Arif Alvi of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and President Mohammad Abdul Hamid of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.
His Majesty the Sultan also exchanged greetings with President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov of Turkmenistan, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of the Republic of Turkey, President Idriss Deby of the Republic of Chad, President Ali Bongo Ondimba of the Republic of Gabon, President Adama Barrow of the Republic of Gambia, President Macky Sall of the Republic of Senegal, President Emomali Rahmon of the Republic of Tajikistan, President Sooronbay Jeenbekov of the Kyrgyz Republic, President Nursultan Nazarbayev of the Republic of Kazakhstan, President Abdulla Yameen of the Republic of the Maldives, President Mahamadou Issoufou of the Republic of Niger, President Muhammadu Buhari of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita of the Republic of Mali.
His Majesty the Sultan also received cables of greetings on this happy occasion from their highnesses, ministers, advisors, members of the State Council, members of the Majlis A’Shura, undersecretaries, judges, the Omani ambassadors abroad, ambassadors of the Arab and Islamic countries to the sultanate, representatives of the international organisations and agencies, senior officials of the Arab and Muslim worlds and local sheikhs, dignitaries and citizens.
They expressed their greetings on this happy occasion along with their best wishes of good health and happiness to His Majesty the Sultan, praying to the Almighty Allah to protect him and grant him a long life, as well as for the return of this and similar occasions on him with bounties and blessings, and dear Oman and its loyal people further progress and growth under his leadership.