Muscat: On the occasion of the 42nd Glorious National Day, His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said has received cables of greetings from leaders, crown princes, presidents, prime ministers, heads of international organisations, senior state officials of the brotherly and friendly countries, and heads of diplomatic missions in the Sultanate of Oman.
In their cables, they have expressed their sincere greetings and wishes of good health, happiness and a long life to His Majesty the Sultan and the Omani people further progress and prosperity under His Majesty the Sultan's wise leadership, praying to Allah the Almighty to return the occasion and similar occasions with further progress and prosperity under His Majesty's wise leadership.
His Majesty has received cables of greetings from the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia; Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, King Hamad bin Issa Al Khalifa of Bahrain; King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein of Jordan; Dr Mohammed Moncef Marzouki, President of Tunisia, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, President of Algeria, Mahmoud Abbas of the State of Palestine, President of the Palestinian National Authority, President Gen. Michel Sleiman of Lebanon, Dr. M. Mursi, President of Egypt, King Abdul Halim Mu'adzam, Shah of Malaysia; President Asif Ali Zardari of Pakistan, Mohammad Zillur Rahman, President of Bangladesh, Macky Sall, President of Senegal, President Mohammed Waheed Hassan of Maldives, Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, King Carl Gustaf of Sweden, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, Quentin Bryce, the Governor-General of Australia, Joachim Gauck, President of the Federal Republic of Germany, President Barack Obama of the United States, President Michael D Higgins of Ireland, Hu Jintao, President of the People's Republic of China, President Benigno Aquino of Philippines, Lee Myung-Bak, President of the Republic of Korea and President Pranab Mukherjee of the Republic of India.
His Majesty also received cables of greetings from Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice-President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai; Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence of Saudi Arabia; Hamadi Al Jebali, Tunisian Prime Minister; Raja Pervez Ashraf, Pakistan's Prime Minister, Najib Razak, Malaysian Prime Minister; and Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia.
His Majesty has also received cables of greetings from the members of the Royal Family, ministers, advisers, commanders of the Sultan's Armed Forces and Royal Oman Police, members of the State Council and Majlis Al Shura, undersecretaries, Omani ambassadors, judges, governors, walis, sheikhs, dignitaries and citizens. In their cables, they wished His Majesty the Sultan good health, happiness and a long life, praying to Allah the Almighty to return this occasion for years to come with progress and prosperity.
Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani, Secretary-General of the GCC, has sent a cable of greetings to His Majesty the Sultan, the government and the Omani people on the occasion of the 42nd National Day.