Sultan Qaboos appoints a second Deputy Prime Minister.

Sultan Qaboos who as well as being Oman’s Head of State is also the country’s Prime Minister and Foreign, Defence & Finance Minister. The country has had a Deputy Prime Minister H.H Sayyid Fahad bin Mahmood Al-Said who frequently chairs cabinet meetings whose members include the Cabinet Ministers responsible for Foreign, Defence & Financial affairs.

Sayyid Asa’ad bin Tariq Al Said (Left)
Sayyid Asa’ad bin Tariq Al Said (Left)

On March 2ndSultan Qaboos appointed a cousin, His Highness Sayyid Asa’ad bin Tariq Al Said as Deputy Prime Minister for International Relations and Cooperation affairs as well as the Sultan’s special representative.

Sayyid Taimur Bin Asa’ad
Sayyid Taimur Bin Asa’ad

Sayyid Asa’ad’s son, Sayyid Taimur is Chairman of Alizz Islamic Bank and on the board or involved with several other organisations. He is also married to a member of the same family of the Sultan’s mother.

Author: Tony Walsh

Book author including the current Bradt guide to Oman – edition 4

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