MUSCAT: The Council of Ministers on Sunday issued a statement as follows: “The Council of Ministers hereby expresses its deep appreciation and thanks to all citizens for their manifestation of passionate sentiments and celebrations that took place in all parts of the Sultanate on the occasion of the 48th Glorious National Day. The loyal citizens have demonstrated love, allegiance and gratitude to His Majesty Sultan Qaboos for realising civilisational achievements for Oman in this bountiful and prosperous reign.
“On this auspicious occasion, the Council of Ministers would like to voice its appreciation and gratitude to all sisterly and friendly countries for their wishes to Oman, which reflected strong ties of fraternity and friendship. “Also, on the occasion of the 47th National Day of the sisterly United Arab Emirates, the Council of Ministers expresses heartfelt fraternal wishes to the brotherly people of the Emirates, praying to the Almighty Allah to realise further progress and prosperity to them.
“His Highness Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmood al Said, Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministers, has expressed his best wishes to GCC states, thanking them for their show of sincere sentiments to the Sultanate. “He prayed to the Almighty Allah to achieve stronger reunion and more brotherliness for them, in realisation of their people’s aspiration for a better future where stability and prosperity prevail.” — ONA