Haitham bin Tariq Al Said sworn in as the New Sultan of Oman
The Royal Family of Oman named Haitham bin Tariq Al Said as the new Sultan of Oman following the death of his cousin on Friday 10th January 2020- the longest-serving monarch of the Arab world –Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said. Haitham bin Tariq Al Said was serving as the Minister of Heritage and Culture of Oman, as the late Sultan Qaboos who had ruled the country for 50 years had no children, the council headed by the Royal Family of Oman named Haitham as the successor.
65-year-old Sultan Haitham is also the chairman for the committee for the ‘Oman 2040’ the future vision and has earlier also served as the first head of the Oman Football Association, undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Secretary-General of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and has also chaired the national census committee of Oman in 2003. The new Sultan of Oman on Saturday after swearing-in promised to uphold the peace-making foreign policies made by his predecessor Sultan Qaboos.