World – Miscellaneous
The wife of the Sultan of Oman, Ahed bint Abdullah bin Hamad Al Busaidiya, was awarded the Royal Commendation Medal for Honorable Mention, at Al Baraka Palace, located in the Wilayat of Seeb near the Omani capital, Muscat, according to the Oman News Agency.
The Sultan of Oman, Haitham bin Tariq, decided to award the medal to a number of female figures, while his wife handled the medals, and honored about 50 other prominent women figures in many fields in the country.
In a speech she gave on this occasion, the wife of the Sultan of Oman praised the role of women in Omani society, while speaking about the role of the late Sultan of Oman, Qaboos bin Said, “who devised the approach of empowering, honoring and appreciating the pioneering role of women,” as she said.
The wife of the Sultan of Oman also spoke about the efforts of those working in the task of fighting the emerging Corona virus in the country, saying: I can only record a testimony of pride and pride for those standing like the mountains of Oman from various sectors on the front lines to confront the effects of the pandemic the Sultanate is going through.
It commended the women workers in the health sector and all other sectors for their noble stances and sincere efforts, who, by their watchfulness and care, formed a shield for the homeland and its people.
Sultan Haitham bin Tariq assumed power in the Sultanate on January 11, succeeding the late Sultan Qaboos bin Said bin Taimur, who ruled the country for half a century and passed away on the tenth of the same month, based on the will of the latter, which was resolved by the National Defense Council in the presence of The ruling family in Oman and approved it on the same day.
The late Sultan Qaboos bin Said was the first to initiate the idea of organizing live and direct meetings with citizens. He also adopted an approach to meeting with citizens known as “high tours” or “charity tours”, where he used to meet with citizens annually in selected states, accompanying ministers and officials, and sitting with citizens. He listens to their problems, complaints and issues and orders the officials to solve them directly. This approach continued for recent years, when it stopped due to the circumstances of his illness before his departure.