Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 8 December 2019

UAE leaders wish Egyptians and Omanis well on special days

Egypt and Oman mark Revolution Day and Renaissance Day, respectively, on July 23

Sultan of Oman Qaboos bin Said al-Said sits during a meeting with the US secretary of state at the Beit Al Baraka Royal Palace in Muscat on January 14, 2019.  AFP 
Sultan of Oman Qaboos bin Said al-Said sits during a meeting with the US secretary of state at the Beit Al Baraka Royal Palace in Muscat on January 14, 2019.  AFP 

Leaders of the UAE have wished the people of Egypt and Oman well on historic dates in their annual calendar.

The President, Sheikh Khalifa, has sent a congratulatory message to Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said of Oman on his country's Renaissance Day, marked on July 23.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, also sent similar messages to Sultan Qaboos, state news agency Wam reported.

The Sultan, the longest serving leader in the Arab world, entered office on July 23 in 1970.

The three Emirati leaders also congratulated President Abdel El Sisi of Egypt on the occasion of his country's Revolution Day.

On July 23 in 1952, Egyptian nationalist officers including future president Gamal Abdel Nasser launched a coup and overthrew King Farouk, ushering in a new republican era and the start of the transformation of the most populous Arab nation.

Updated: July 23, 2019 12:29 PM

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