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Volkan Bozkir said over the last 50 years, Oman has developed into a country of stability, peace and prosperity and has been a strong partner of United Nations. Image Credit: Supplied

Muscat: Volkan Bozkir, President of the United Nations General Assembly, praised Sultan Haitham Bin Tariq for continuing the legacy of Oman’s late Sultan Qaboos Bin Said, in encouraging peace and mediation and for focusing on nation’s economic development.

Bozkir was delivering his address on the occasion of Oman’s 50th National Day through UN Web TV’s live feed. He said that over the last 50 years, Oman has developed into a country of stability, peace and prosperity and has been a strong partner of United Nations. Oman joined UN in 1971 and has since been supporting the organisation in its peace efforts, lending a steady hand in all its efforts for the region as well as around the world.

Bozkir remembered the late Sultan Qaboos Bin Said not only for his fundamental role in the modernization and industrialization of Oman but also for his role as a peacemaker and a champion of education and an advocate of climate action.

Better world

“I commend Sultan Haitham Bin Tariq for continuing his legacy by promoting peacemaking and mediation and focusing on the economic development of the country. I also thank the Sultan for his continuous support to UN in pursuit of a better world for all.”

Bozkir took the opportunity to also offer his condolences to those who lost their lives to the Corona virus pandemic in Oman.

Oman saw colourful, yet controlled celebration of its 50th National Day on November 18 as citizens and residents took part in the nation-wide festivities. There were fireworks at the Amerat grounds, and a colourful illumination show at the Royal Opera House enjoyed by many from the confines of their car parked on the roadsides as well as from the comforts of the homes by those staying nearby. Made in Oman stores promotion commemorating the 50th National Day continues in malls and hypermarkets.