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World has lost the greatest champion of peace in Sultan Qaboos, says Fiji PM

The global outpouring of grief at his passing is testament to his model leadership and the powerful bridges of friendship he extended across the world, says Fiji PM

TAS News Service
Jan 14, 2020

Fiji Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama has extended his condolences on the demise of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said.

In a statement issued by the Prime Minister said, the world has lost one of the greatest champion of peace: “The community of nations has lost one of our great champions of peace with the passing of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said, the Sultan of Oman.

“The Sultan’s love for humankind was exemplified through his unrelenting commitment to a world free from violence and conflict. As a nation with an over 40-year commitment to UN Peacekeeping, the Fijian people share the Sultan’s life-long purpose of peace and pledge to upload his legacy in the years to come,” he said.

“Oman’s journey of progress and modernisation over the past half-century is owed to the Sultan’s visionary leadership and unwavering dedication to the wellbeing of the Omani people. The global outpouring of grief at his passing is testament to his model leadership and the powerful bridges of friendship he extended across the world.

As a strong and abiding friend to Oman, the prayers of the Fijian people are with the people of Oman as they bear this tremendous loss,” he added.

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