#ReadersResponse: In the wake of the Sultanate of Oman coming to the aid of the Vatican City to help secure the rescue and release of Father Tom Uzhunnalil from armed gunmen in Yemen, residents in the country have praised Oman for its ceaseless efforts to help secure peace and stability in the region. The Sultanate has always followed a policy of maintaining friendly relations with all nations, and that, says Fakhura Badani, is because, “a helpful and lovely populace and righteous and wise government has made the peaceful country that is Oman.”
Siraj Khan and Mohammed Afzal were also eager to praise the decisions of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos and the Council of Ministers in ensuring that the nation strictly followed its policy of building diplomatic bridges with others. “This is a truly peaceful country,” said Siraj. “In fact, Oman is in the safe hands of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said. His wise decisions have made Oman a peaceful and respected country,” as Mohammed added, “Oman is a peaceful country and in the last 50 years or so, there have been no acts of aggression or anything against peace in Oman.”
Mandeep Kohli, too, did not hold back from praising the country’s wise international policies. “Oman is actually a kind of place that all human beings should try to build,” he said. “A grand salute to His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said for his efforts in giving all of us a peaceful place to live in and the opportunity to every human being, without consideration for colour or religion. I have travelled and worked in many countries but honestly I feel blessed to live here. Long live His Majesty, and my best wishes to the Omani people.”
Oman’s long-maintained policy of eschewing international conflict, always making itself available as a neutral voice of reason, and go-to negotiator for many nations who sought diplomatic solutions to issues were met with admiration from all corners.
“I have found Oman to be a most peaceful, friendly, and calm country, as compared to other GCC nations,” said Muhammad Zeeshan. “The reason behind this is the non-interference in the matters of other neighbouring countries. His Majesty has always focused on peace and prosperity for Oman. I wish him good health and may he make Oman more proud and peaceful.
“His Majesty Sultan Qaboos has always been one of the world’s greatest leaders and has always done the best for Oman, its people, and the neighbouring countries,” added Ibrar Ali. Haroon Ilyas also paid tribute to the efforts of Oman and His Majesty towards friendship and brotherhood. “The non-interference of Oman in the matters that have no solid outcomes is the main reason of peace and harmony of this country,” he explained.
“His Majesty has always done what is in the best interest of the people. Oman is a role model for other Islamic countries as it welcomes all without distinguishing between colours, race, and religious ideologies. “Long live Oman,” added Ilyas. “Long live His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said. My best wishes and prayers for his good health.”