New Delhi: In honour of His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik, and, to celebrate His Majesty the Sultan’s historic visit, President Droupadi Murmu of the Republic of India hosted an official dinner this evening at Rashtrapati Bhavan Palace in the Indian capital, New Delhi.
Before the banquet began, the Omani Royal Anthem and the Indian National Anthem were played. Then, His Majesty the Sultan shook hands with Indian government official, while President Droupadi Murmu and the Indian Prime Minister shook hands with members of the official delegation accompanying His Majesty the Sultan.
His Majesty the Sultan delivered a speech on the occasion reading as follows:
“President Droupadi Murmu
Dear audience members,
We are delighted to arrive in New Delhi, the splendid capital of your hospitable country. We would like to express our feeling of contentment and great satisfaction with the constructive dialogue that we exchanged with you, as well as the meetings and consultations with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and members of the Indian government.
This visit constitutes a historic opportunity to celebrate the march of the good, long-standing relations between our two countries — relations that were established to secure a promising future of further development and prosperity, a future that takes shape within our two countries’ common vision for the forthcoming stage.
We together believe in the need to achieve fair peace and harmony in this region and in the world at large. We look forward to a future based on all that unites peoples and serves their aspirations, carrying the voice of the South to the entire world, so that this voice becomes a stream of development, science and knowledge—a catalyst for innovation, growth and progress.
President Droupadi Murmu
We thank you very much for the warm welcome and hospitality extended to us.
We take this opportunity to welcome you in the Sultanate of Oman, so that we could all pursue our constructive dialogue and further consolidate bonds and relations of cooperation between our two countries.
From this podium, we express our sincere sentiments to the friendly people of India, wishing them further progress and prosperity.
Wish you all peace, mercy and blessings of Allah the Almighty.”
After the dinner, His Majesty the Sultan signed the Visitors’ Register.
The Banquet was attended by the official delegation accompanying His Majesty the Sultan and senior Indian officials. – ONA
— Arabian Daily (@arabiandailys) December 16, 2023
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