Muscat – His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik, the Supreme Commander, hosted a dinner at Al Barakah Palace on Saturday on the occasion of the Armed Forces Day observed on December 11.
The ceremony comes as a felicitation by His Majesty the Sultan, the Supreme Commander, to all military formations and units of the armed forces on the glorious day. It symbolises his Royal recognition for their great dedication in performing the sacred duty to defend the homeland, protect its security and ensure its stability and safety. It is a manifestation of the armed forces’ role in safeguarding the national achievements to retain Oman’s status as an oasis of security, harmony and peace under the wise leadership of His Majesty the Sultan.
The ceremony was attended by Sayyid Shihab bin Tarik al Said, Deputy Prime Minister for Defence Affairs, ministers, commanders of the Sultan’s Armed Forced, Royal Oman Police and senior military and civil officers.
Sayyid Shihab greets HM
His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik received greetings on the occasion of Armed Forces Day – December 11 – from Sayyid Shihab bin Tarik al Said, Deputy Prime Minister for Defence Affairs, reading as follows:
Your Majesty, Sultan Haitham bin Tarik, the Supreme Commander,
On the occasion of Armed Forces Day, we – as Omanis – commemorate this important anniversary in Oman’s history. It was the day when Your Majesty’s heroic Armed Forces gave the best examples of sacrifice so that the nation could press ahead with its ever renewed renaissance.
On this glorious occasion, I am honoured to convey the most heartfelt greetings of the Armed Forces and all personnel of the Ministry of Defence to Your Majesty, praying to the Almighty Allah to protect Your Majesty and endow you with continuous good health and happiness.
The loyal people, though proud of the civilisation of their nation, have never constrained themselves to the past, but kept creating milestones on the road to progress and prosperity. The values associated with this national anniversary are a source of inspiration for the present and future generations. It will be a strong impetus for every genuine action aimed at building a better future for
While celebrating this glorious event, the Armed Forces express pride and deep gratitude for Your Majesty’s visit to one of its facilities and making it the venue of the 51st National Day.
The Armed Forces cherish their achievements and the modernisation introduced to all its land, air and navy units so that they can remain strong and protect the nation’s gains and its blessed renaissance. The Armed Forces are steadfast in their allegiance to Your Majesty and they pledge to follow your footsteps in all that realises Oman’s progress and prosperity.
Your Majesty, the Supreme Commander,
Your gallant Armed Forces, Firaq Forces and all personnel of the Ministry of Defence promise to remain loyal to Your Majesty and sacrifice everything dear in protecting Oman. They pledge to hoist high the banner of dignity as they march forward under the wise leadership of Your Majesty, praying to the Almighty Allah to protect Your Majesty and grant you a long life and good health.