The Saudi Royal Court announced today, Monday, the departure of the Saudi monarch, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, to the Sultanate of Oman.

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz left the capital Riyadh for the Sultanate of Oman to offer condolences for the death of Sultan Qaboos bin Said.

The Royal Court said in a statement today, Monday: "With the protection and care of God, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, this Monday, Monday, to the sisterly Sultanate of Oman to offer condolences and sympathy in the death of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Saeed."

The Sultan of Oman, Qaboos bin Saeed, died last Friday evening at the age of 79, according to what the official Omani News Agency quoted the Royal Court and Sultan Qaboos of Oman since he assumed power in 1970 as he had no children and did not announce the appointment of a successor.

And the Omani official television announced on Saturday morning the inauguration of Haitham bin Tariq Al Said as Sultan of Oman, and the Omani Defense Council said that a session was held to open the message of Sultan Qaboos regarding the choice of his successor, stressing that "Haitham bin Tariq bin Saeed is the Sultan of Oman.