UN / OMAN SULTAN TRIBUTE

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Secretary-General António Guterres spoke at a ceremony in the General Assembly to extend his profound condolences to the Royal family, the Government and people of Oman on the passing of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said. UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 31 JANUARY 2020, NEW YORK CITY / RECENT

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RECENT, NEW YORK CITY

1. Aerial shot, exterior, UN headquarters

31 JANUARY 2020, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, General Assembly
3. Wide shot, Secretary-General António Guterres at General Assembly dais
4. Wide shot, delegates stand up for minute of silence
5. Wide shot, Guterres at GA dais
6. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Sultan Qaboos led Oman for nearly half a century and transformed it into the remarkable country it is today. Throughout his reign, His Majesty earned the respect of his people and those far beyond. He prioritized cooperation and multilateralism, and led Oman to join the United Nations, the League of Arab States and the Gulf Cooperation Council. With leadership and commitment, His Majesty worked to shape Oman as an active and responsible member of the international family.”
7. Wide shot, Guterres at GA dais
8. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Under his watch, Oman remained largely immune from the tensions and troubles of the region. Indeed, His Majesty was well regarded for spreading messages of peace, understanding and coexistence far beyond his country’s borders. Oman has consistently played a critical role in ensuring lines of communication and dialogue among disputing parties. And within his beloved country, His Majesty’s vision for Oman saw levels of education for women and men rise exponentially – with a manifold increase in schools, hospitals, roads and so much other infrastructure. Today, we remember and pay homage to the many roads he built – the road of dialogue, the road of understanding, the road of peace.”
9. Wide shot, General Assembly

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Secretary-General António Guterres today (31 Jan) spoke at a ceremony in the General Assembly to extend his profound condolences to the Royal family, the Government and people of Oman on the passing of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said.

The Secretary-General said that Sultan Qaboos “led Oman for nearly half a century and transformed it into the remarkable country it is today.”

He noted that Oman has “consistently played a critical role in ensuring lines of communication among disputing parties.” And within his country, the Secretary-General added, “His Majesty’s vision for Oman saw levels of education for women and men rise exponentially – with a manifold increase in schools, hospitals and roads.”

Guterres said, “today, we remember and pay homage to the many roads he built – the road of dialogue, the road of understanding, the road of peace.”

Sultan Qaboos was born on 18 November 1940. A member of Oman’s Āl Bū Saʿīd dynasty, Qaboos had occupied the throne since 1970.

His cousin Sultan Haitham bin Tariq has taken over the leadership of Oman.
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