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Oman: Sayyid Haitham bin Tariq al Said takes oath as Sultan

Sayyid Haitham bin Tariq al Said has taken the oath of allegiance as the new Sultan of Oman after the death of longtime ruler Sultan Qaboos bin Said. The Sultan is the prime decision-maker in Oman and also holds the portfolio of Prime Minister, supreme commander of the armed forces, minister of foreign affairs, minister of finance and minister of defence.

Sayyid Haitham bin Tariq al Said served in several positions in the Gulf state, including the head of a committee that forged the country’s vision for 2040. He also served as the Minister of Heritage and Culture from 2002 until January 2020.