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Trump remembers late Sultan of Oman as ‘friend to all’

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US President Donald Trump expressed his condolences on Saturday over the death of Sultan Qaboos of Oman, calling him a friend to America who worked for peace in the Middle East.

“As the longest-serving leader in the Middle East, Sultan Qaboos brought peace and prosperity to his country and was a friend to all,” Trump said in a statement as he joined other world leaders in remembering the ruler, whose death was reported earlier Saturday.

“His unprecedented efforts to engage in dialogue and achieve peace in the region showed us the importance of listening to all viewpoints. Sultan Qaboos was a true partner and friend to the United States, working with nine different American presidents,” Trump said.