Haitham bin Tariq Al Said

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Haitham bin Tariq Al Said
Sultan of Oman
Reign11 January 2020 – present
Predecessor Qaboos bin Said
Born (1954-10-13) 13 October 1954 (age 65)
Muscat, Muscat and Oman
SpouseAhad bint Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Busaidiyah [1]
IssueTheyazin bin Haitham Al-Said [2]
Bilarab bin Haitham Al-Said
Thuraya bint Haitham Al-Said
Omaima bint Haitham Al-Said
House Al Said
Father Tariq bin Taimur  [ ar ]
MotherShawana bint Hamud bin Ahmad Al-Busaidiyah [3]
Religion Ibadi Islam

Haitham bin Tariq Al Said (Arabic : هيثم بن طارق آل سعيد, transliteration: Haitham bn Ṭāriq Āl Saʿīd; born 13 October 1954) [4] is the Sultan of Oman, having succeeded his cousin Qaboos bin Said on 11 January 2020. [5] He previously served as Minister of Heritage and Culture in the Sultanate of Oman. [6] [7]

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Biography

Haitham bin Tariq attended Pembroke College, University of Oxford, graduating from the Foreign Service Programme (FSP) in 1979. [8] Haitham's father was Tariq bin Taimur, son of Sultan Taimur bin Feisal. His half-brother Asad bin Tariq is the deputy prime minister.

He is described as "outward-looking and Western-oriented". [9]

Roles

A sports enthusiast, he served as the first head of the Oman Football Association in the early 1980s. [10] He served as the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Political Affairs from 1986 to 1994, and later appointed as the Secretary General for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1994–2002). [11] [12] He was later appointed as the Minister of Heritage and Culture in March 2002 and later chaired the national census committee in 2003. [13] He usually represented Oman abroad in a diplomatic capacity; [14] in 2016, he personally welcomed Prince Charles and Camilla on a visit to the country. [15]

He is also chairman of the committee for the future vision of "Oman 2040″ along with being honorary president of the Oman Association for the Disabled. [16]

His record in government under Qaboos has been described by The Economist as poor. [9]

Sultan of Oman

After the death of his first cousin Sultan Qaboos on 10 January 2020, Haitham bin Tariq was named by the royal family and Qaboos's will as Sultan of Oman the next day and took an oath before an emergency session of the Council of Oman in Al-Bustan. [17] Oman state TV said the former sultan's letter was opened by the Defence Council and his identity was announced shortly thereafter. [18] As sultan, he also holds the positions of prime minister, supreme commander of the armed forces, minister of defence, minister of finance, and minister of foreign affairs. [19] In his first public speech, he promised to uphold his predecessor's peace-making foreign policy and to further develop Oman's economy. [20] [15]

Honours

Styles of
The Sultan of Oman
Coat of arms of Oman.svg
Reference style His Majesty
Spoken styleYour Majesty
National honours
Foreign honours

Ancestry

16. Turki bin Said
8. Faisal bin Turki
17. an Ethiopian suri
4. Taimur bin Feisal
18. Thuwaini bin Said
9. Aliya bint Thuwaini Al Said
19. Ghaliya bint Salim Al Busaidi
2. Tariq bin Taimur
5. Kamile İlgiray, a Circassian
1. Haitham bin Tariq Al Said [22]
12. Ahmad Al-Busaidi
6. Hamud bin Ahmad Al-Busaidi
3. Shawana bint Hamud Al-Busaidiyah

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This articles lists events from the year 2020 in Oman.

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Haitham bin Tariq Al Said
House of Al Said
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Qaboos bin Said
Sultan of Oman
2020–present
Incumbent