MUSCAT – King Oyo Nyimba of Tooro over the weekend visited Muscat in Oman as a presidential envoy to deliver an invitation to his Majesty Haitham Bin Tariq the Sultan of Oman ahead of the first World monarchs’ conference that will be hosted in Fort Portal in September this year.
The World monarchs’ conference, the first ever of its kind will be hosted by Tooro Kingdom.
“King Oyo has invited all Kings of the world and the United Kingdom will be well represented among the 27 monarchs that head countries,” said Mr Charles Mwanguhya, the Kingdom Information Minister.
“Today (Sunday) in Muscat his Majesty Dr Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi IV offered his condolences to his Majesty Haitham Bin Tariq, the Sultan of Oman upon the passing of Sultan Qaboos Bin Said, in the same vein he congratulated him upon his enthronement as the new leader of the sultanate of Oman” Tooro Kingdom Foreign Affairs Minister, Mr Basaliza Henry Mutegeki Araali said.
He added, “The king is visiting these countries as a presidential envoy, you know the invitation letters were co-signed by him and the president and by the nature of these monarchs being heads of state in these countries, the king couldn’t invite them that’s why he went as a presidential envoy to deliver the invitations.”
According to the Observer, an online publication of Oman, “The message was received by His Highness Sayyid Asaad bin Tareq al Said, Deputy Prime Minister for International Relations and Cooperation Affairs and Personal Representative of His Majesty the Sultan, when he received in his office King Oyo Nyimba Kabamba of Toro Kingdom, Envoy of the President of Uganda. Relations of cooperation between the two countries and means of enhancing them for the interest of the two friendly countries and peoples were reviewed during the meeting.”
Asked about the purpose of the summit, Mutegeki explained, “Our world today is faced with unprecedented challenges not limited to poverty, conflicts, terrorism, and the burden of disease, youth unemployment, underdevelopment and the climate change emergency. It is therefore essential that monarchs from various parts of the world come together and put joint efforts towards providing not only support but ideas from Royal background that would make the world better today, tomorrow and the future.”
He said the world monarchs have never met to share their experiences and jointly voice up and guide the world on sustainable peace and inclusive development and cooperation between kingdoms.
The summit will be co-hosted by President Yoweri Museveni and King Oyo in Fort Portal from September 7 to 11 under the theme; “Monarchs for sustainable peace and inclusive development”.
According to Mutegeki, the high level summit will be attended by 107 reigning monarchs (27 sovereign and 80 Non sovereign) including Kings, Queens, Sultans, Emirs, Emperors, Grand Dukes and Princes together with over 10,000 delegates including Royal families, government, youth, women, religious, cultural and private sector leaders from the 107 Kingdoms/Monarchs.
“King Oyo is currently visiting his fellow monarchs to share the urgent need, aspirations and outcomes of the first world monarchs summit 2020 as well to deliver the official summit invitation” Mutegeki said.
King Oyo has so far visited Saudi Arabia and Oman.