MUSCAT — Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and her
The Queen and her delegation were seen off at the Royal Airport by Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdallah, Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs, Shaikh Abdulmalik bin Abdullah al Khalili, Minister of Tourism and head of the mission of honour accompanying the Queen, HH Sayyid Mohammed bin Harib al Said, Sultanate’s Ambassador to the Netherlands, Dutch Ambassador accredited to the Sultanate, and members of the mission of honour.
The Queen was accompanied during her visit to the Sultanate by a delegation comprising Crown Prince Willem-Alexander, his wife Princess Maxima, and other high-level Dutch officials.
Earlier, Queen Beatrix and her delegation visited Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in Wilayat of Bausher.
The Queen and her delegation were received at the mosque by officials of Sultan Qaboos Centre for Islamic Culture. She was briefed about the history and stages of the construction of the mosque.
The Queen was acquainted with the social role the mosque plays in terms of inculcating tolerance in the community and spreading the message of Islam which advocates peace and well-being of all humanity.
The Queen reviewed the architectural design of the mosque, which combines Omani and Islamic cultures. — ONA
— Pictures by ONA, AFP
delegation left the Sultanate yesterday concluding a three-day official visit during which she was received by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos.