The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:
The Secretary-General extends his profound condolences to the royal family, the Government and people of Oman on the passing of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said.
Sultan Qaboos led Oman for 50 years and spearheaded the transformation of Oman into a prosperous and stable country. He was also committed to spreading messages of peace, understanding and coexistence in the region and globally, earning the respect of his people and those in the region and beyond.
The Secretary-General pays tribute to His Majesty’s enduring contributions in the field of regional and international diplomacy.