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Arab League, parl't mourn late Sultan Qaboos of Oman

KUWAIT, Jan 11 (KUNA) -- The Arab League announced on Saturday that its flag will fly at half-mast for three days on the demise of late Sultan Qaboos Bin Said of Oman.
In a statement, the Arab League Secretary General Ahmad Abul-Gheit expressed sorrow over the demise of the late Sultan, describing him as a "rare ruler." He stressed that the late Sultan has always played positive roles in Arab diplomacy, adding that he received great respect and appreciation on a global level.
Meanwhile, Arab Parliament Speaker Mishaal Al-Salami mourned Sultan Qaboos, stressing that the Arab nation has lost a historic leader who had a prominent role in building and reviving the Sultanate of Oman.
Al-Salami pointed out that Sultan Qaboos has led a lofty renaissance, which he has established in 50 years since he assumed the reign of power.
Earlier today, the Omani Royal Court announced the passing away of Sultan Qaboos after a long and illustrious career and life. (end) mfm.aa