UAE 40th National Day
Various greetings were expressed to President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al Nahyan. He received congratulatory messages from His Majesty the Sultan, Shaikh Khalifa and His Highness Sayyid Harib bin Thuwaini al Said. Khalifa also expressed his desires that good relations between the Omani people and the UAE would continue to thrive, at the benefit of all the citizens concerned. As well, hopes were conveyed that further advancement and growth would arise for the entire people of the UAE.
Celebrations marking the milestone were held at Zayed Sports City. Minister of State and Governor of Muscat, Sayyid Saud bin Hilal al Busaidy, went along with Sayid Harib on the UAE visit, along with Minister of Legal Affairs, Dr. Abdullah bin Mohammed al Saeedi and UAE’s Sultanate Ambassador, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdullah al Qatabi.
The event was enjoyable and guests were privy to musical performances by the Royal Oman Symphony Ochestra (ROSO). It was a true evening of good feeling and goodwill and the UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs spoke of his gratitude to HM Sultan Qaboos and the entire Omani people, saying, “we are delighted with any brotherly gestures from the noble Omani people and we consider such gestures as an honor and a manifestation of the strong ties between the leaders of Oman and the UAE.”