Speech by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said to his people on the day Of his accession
In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful
I PROMISE you to proceed forthwith in the process of creating a modern government. My first act will be the immediate abolition of all the unnecessary restrictions on your lives and activities.
I will proceed as quickly as possible to transform your life into a prosperous one with a bright future. Every one of you must play his part towards this goal. Out country in the past was famous and strong. If we work in unity and co-operation, we will regenerate that glorious past and we will take a respectable place in the world.
I call upon you to continue living as usual. I will be arriving in Muscat in the coming few days and then I will let you know of my future plans.
I and my new government will work to achieve our general objective.
My people, my brothers,
Yesterday it was complete darkness and with the help of God, tomorrow will be a new dawn on Muscat, Oman and its people.
God bless us all, and may He grant our efforts success.