KUWAIT CITY, Nov 17, (KUNA): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al- Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent a congratulatory cable to Sultan Qaboos of Oman on the 45th anniversary of the Sultanate’s National Day. His Highness the Amir, in the cable to Sultan Qaboos, lauded the comprehensive achievements and the blessed renaissance witnessed in sisterly Oman, wishing Sultan Qaboos lasting well-being and his country further progress and prosperity. His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah addressed cables of identical content to Sultan Qaboos.
The Sultanate of Oman will celebrate Wednesday the 45th National Day which also signals the start of the Omani modern renaissance and its opening up to strong relations with neighbors and other world countries. Oman marks National Day every year on Nov 18 as a celebration of independence from the Portuguese in 1650. National Day coincides with Sultan Qaboos bin Said’s birthday, which occurs Nov 19, to add additional significance to the day. Over the past 45 years, the country is progressing in all domains to become a living example of the wise policies and moderation under the rule of Sultan Qaboos.
Since ascending to the throne on July 23rd, 1970, Sultan Qaboos has been leading the country’s march for modernization and renaissance in various domains. With far-sighted vision and human element- based policies, the Omani government has managed to harness the skills of Omani people to be partners in state building, development and prominence efforts. Along with the human resources revamp, enormous efforts were exerted to build various state institutions starting from the legislative and advisory bodies; namely the Council of State and the Consultative Assembly, which were given remarkable legislative and oversight powers. The Omani government has given a special attention to the education sector and its development to produce highlyqualified national cadres to implement the development plans and meet the labor market needs.