Sultanate of Oman

Sultan of Oman Haitham bin Tariq

The new Sultanate of Oman, “Haitham bin Tariq bin Taimur Al Busaid”, is the cousin of the late Sultan Qaboos

The autobiography of Sultan

Haitham bin Tariq indicates that he was born in 1954

Sultan Haitham has held the position of Minister of Heritage and Culture since 2002, and he held many positions in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, including: the Secretary General of the Ministry, the Under Secretary for Political Affairs, and a Minister Plenipotentiary

He is the head of the main committee for the future vision of the Sultanate of Oman 2040

Besides, the Sultan held the position of President of the Omani Football Association from 1983 to 1986, and also chaired the organizing committee for the second Asian Beach Games held in Muscat 2010

He is also Honorary President of the Handicapped Children Care Association and Al-Seib Sports Club

The new sultan is unlikely to change the pol

icy of neutrality pursued by the Sultanate of Oman over nearly half aentury of Sultan Qaboos’ rule

The Diwan of the Royal Court in the Sultanate of Oman announced this morning, Saturday, the death of Sultan Qaboos bin Saeed at the age of

79 years

The Royal Court announced mourning and the suspension of official work for the public and private sectors for three days and flags at half-mast in the next forty days



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