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On behalf of the United States Government and the American people, I extend best wishes for a joyous National Day to His Majesty Sultan Haitham and the people of the Sultanate of Oman.

As you mark this historic 50th National Day, your first as Sultan, we recognize our enduring bilateral cooperation and the important role the Sultanate plays in promoting stability in the region.  We look forward to the further strengthening of our economic and security partnership in the years to come under your steadfast leadership.  I also extend my gratitude for your assistance in October in facilitating the safe release of two U.S. citizens unjustly detained in Yemen.

I wish you and the Omani people peace, prosperity, and good health as you celebrate your National Day.


U.S. Department of State

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