Dr Noel Guckian has died

Dr Noel Guckian, the former British Ambassador to Oman has died.

Dr Noel Guckian
Dr Noel Guckian and TV reporter Fatima Manji

He was ambassador to Oman between 2005-11, an unusually long time for an ambassador and was in his position during the period Queen Elizabeth made her second visit to Oman. He worked for the British Foreign Office in Libya, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Syria and Iraq as well as Oman.

Noel Guckian died in Ipswich Hospital, in southern England, on 7th December, reports the Anglo Omani Society.

Author: Tony Walsh

Book author including the current Bradt guide to Oman – edition 4