Oman under Sultan Haitham

22 Oct 2020

This report presents an editorial pick of GSN’s coverage of Sultan Haitham Bin Tariq Al-Said’s first few months of rule following the death of Sultan Qaboos Bin Said Al-Said in January 2020.

Sultan Haitham faces considerable domestic and regional problems and in his first major speech in February, seen very much as a personal manifesto, he set out his strategic objectives. Priorities are to reduce state debt, increase revenue, diversify the economy and improve the efficiency of government owned companies. He also promised to listen to the needs of Oman’s youth.

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  • An examination of the new sultan’s first 100 days as leader.
  • A look at the wide-ranging government reshuffle in August which saw a new organisational structure with the number of ministries slimmed down.
  • The additional powers and responsibilities given to the sultanate’s 11 governors.
  • The merger of the State General Reserve Fund and the Oman Investment Fund, aimed at improving the management of state-owned assets.
  • A look at regional affairs with a particular focus on Oman’s relations with the UAE and Yemen.


Oman under Sultan Haitham


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