Phone calls to “check on” the health of Sultan Qaboos


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29 Dec 2019

MUSCAT (WAF): The Omani minister responsible for foreign affairs Yousuf bin Alawi (YbA) received calls from three of his counterparts to check on the health of Sultan Qaboos bin Said, who concluded a short medical trip earlier this month.

Omani Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on its official account on Twitter that the Omani Minister received two calls from the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Qatar, Muhammad Abd Al-Rahman Al Thani, and Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud, the Saudi Foreign Minister, for “reassurance”, without explicitly indicating to the health of the Sultan.

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While the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that the phone call between YbA and his Iraqi counterpart, Muhammad Ali al-Hakim, discussed bilateral relations, “the Minister al-Hakim also was reassured about the health of Sultan Qaboos, wishing him a speedy recovery,” the Iraqi Ministery said.

The calls to check on the Sultan of Oman come after the medical trip that the Sultan made and did not exceed one week during the period from 7-13 December to the Kingdom of Belgium.

The Arab calls coincide with a state of anxiety accompanied by the supplication by the Omanis, which is reflected on social media platforms through the use of hashtags calling for the rejection of rumours related to the Sultan’s health, and aspires to an official statement about it with prayers for the 79year old Sultan.

The last media appearance of the Sultan of Oman -who is ruling the Sultanate for 49 years- was in the first week of December while receiving the British Prince, William Duke of Cambridge, who visited the Sultanate earlier this month (pictured).


  1. I wish His Majesty the Sultan get full recovery from illness and bless with his presence for greater development of country and its people. Great visionary ruler among lots of others.

  2. Our best wishes for His Majesty’s speedy recovery. After a two week visit to Oman this past October, we returned deeply impressed with the Sultan’s wisdom, incredible energy and his cultural sophistication.

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