Somalia’s president in Muscat to meet new Sultan of Oman
MUSCAT, Oman – The president of the Federal Government of Somalia Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo arrived in Muscat on Monday to offer condolences for the death of Oman’s Sultan Qaboos, Journalist reports.
Farmajo is among world leaders who traveled to Muscat to meet Oman’s new ruler, Sultan Haitham bin Tariq Al Said following the death of the nation’s longtime ruler Sultan Qaboos January 10.
The country has been in mourning since last Saturday. The country’s ruling family quickly named Sultan Haitham as a successor to late Qaboos Sultan Qaboos, who was not married and had no natural heirs.
Condolences poured in from current or former top international officials following Qaboos’s passing – a testament to his command of international relations that will weigh on the shoulders the new sultan.
Oman’s late ruler Sultan Qaboos Al Said has been lauded for the mediating role he played between conflicting parties in the Gulf region during his near-50 year rule.
The former culture minister promised to continue Oman’s independent foreign policy in a divided region and undertake serious economic reforms to safeguard Qaboos’s legacy and maintain internal stability.
Somalia and Oman share historic ancient relations regenerated by trading along the Red Sea coast.