Sultan Haitham bin Tariq al Said took the oath before the Council of Oman this morning as the new Sultan of Oman, according to state media.
Oman's Diwan of Royal Court announced that Sultan Qaboos bin Said of Oman passed away on Friday evening.
CAIRO - 11 January 2019: The Sultan of Oman, Qaboos bin Said al-Said, passed away early on Saturday, Oman state TV and the state news agency Twitter account said.
Egypt’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry praised the great efforts exerted by Oman’s Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al-Said to solve the Middle East conflicts.
Omani and Gulf newspapers have continued their special coverage of Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi’s ‘historic visit’ to Muscat for the second day in a row.
On arrival at Muscat’s Al-Alam royal palace, President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi was warmly welcomed by the Sultan of Oman Qaboos bin Said al-Said.