50th National Day: Oman’s Continuing saga of commitment and development

SourceTimes of Oman

The 50th anniversary of the blessed renaissance of Oman has just passed us. It is a memorable occasion for all of us to appreciate the past achievements of this country, and look to what the future brings.It is also a time for us to remember the legacy of the late His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said, who built modern Oman as we know it, and who’s good and excellent works His Majesty Sultan Haitham Bin Tarik will now expand and build on.Contribution to the goals of a country is a journey all of us must set out on, one day or another. The late His Majesty fulfilled many of the dreams of his people. From the time he became the Sultan in 1970, to the final moments of his time among us, there wasn’t a single promise made by him that he did not honour.The people of this country considered him their father and friend, and after God, their leader, illuminating his personality with the lamp of love and affection.

It was he who laid the foundation for reform and development at every level and in every field. Due to his foresight, in always giving priority to the internal...read more...