2020 (EN)

President Michele Capasso and the members of the international committee of the Fondazione Mediterraneo express their condolences for the death of the Sultan of Oman Qaboos bin Said al Said.
After recalling the friendship with the sultanate and the collaboration in numerous peace and cooperation initiatives, President Capasso has traced the profile of Sultan Qaboos who died at 79 years after a long illness and remained in office for half a century.
“The longest-lived Arab leader will be remembered as a skilled mediator in regional conflicts - underlined President Capasso - much loved at home even if he concentrated on himself all the powers of a pivotal country between the Arab world and the Indian subcontinent. We wish his successor, 65-year-old cousin Haytham ben Tareq, good luck. We appreciated - concludes President Capasso - how in his inauguration speech the new Sultan assured that he intends to govern in the sign of continuity, respecting the principle of non-interference in the affairs of neighboring countries".
President Capasso recalled the visit of Sultan Qaboos to Naples and that of various Omani ministers to the headquarters of the Foundation