HM Sultan Haitham bin Tariq Al Said – Picture by Ministry of Information, Sultanate of Oman.
Wednesday, 18 November 2020, Sultanate of Oman: To mark the Sultanate’s 50th National Day, His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tariq bin Taimur Al Said took the opportunity to address directly the country’s youth by describing them as ‘the inexhaustible wealth of nations’. He voiced his sincerest desire to listen to the youth, explore their interests, address their concerns and aid them to achieve their aspirations.
Sultan Haitham has pledged, as he renews the Renaissance, that he shall elevate Oman, in the coming age, to the level of aspirations of its people in all spheres.
The Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, His Highness Sayyid Theyazin bin Haitham Al Said, took the opportunity of the National Day to address the youth in an allocution wherein he stated that ‘Omani youth have shown that they are highly capable of shouldering their national responsibility. This confidence stems from their full awareness about their cause, and how to serve it by espousing means of advancement, coupled with a clear vision and firm resolution to participating in the rejuvenation Renaissance in Oman. They are open to the culture of co-existence, love and peace.
Oman marks annually on 26 October an ‘Omani Youth Day’, which reaffirms the Royal Government’s commitment towards this segment of society and its determination to provide them with all means that facilitate their march forward as they contribute to their country’s progress.
Oman’s National Day marks the birthday of the late Sultan Qaboos bin Said bin Taimur Al Said (18 November 1940 – 10 January 2020), and it is fêted since the latter’s throne accession in 1970. Likewise, it reminisces the rebellion led in Muscat by Imam Sultan bin Saif of the House of Yaruba, back on 18 November 1650 that drew the Portuguese away from Omani lands.
For further information
His Omani Majesty’s allocution on the occasion of the Sultanate’s 50th National Day: https://omaninfo.om/topics/85/show/10175