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.
Iran is rapidly become a key element in Oman’s economic and political future. On Wednesday 15th February 2017 Iranian President Rouhani will pay a brief visit to Sultan Qaboos in the morning before flying to Kuwait, which is the next chair of the GCC. Both Oman and Kuwait have important Shia Muslim populations, in Kuwait these are focused in business; my employer in Saudi whose family is Shia being perhaps the largest private company in Kuwait.
Sultan Qaboos spoke at the opening of the Council of Oman in Manah today at his palace Hisn al Shumoukh.
in Muscat Oman
Today Sultan Qaboos bin Said presided over the Council of Ministers meeting at Bait Al Barakah.
He reviewed Oman’s relations with its neighbours, the nations Education and the current Economic situation. He also Continue reading “Sultan Qaboos at Council of Ministers”
in a volatile region
Giorgio Cafiero, contributes articles to a number of media organisations about the Arabian Gulf (yes as we are in Oman it’s not the Persian Gulf at the moment). After some analyses of the background of foreign fighters by ‘The International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence’ (an organisation created by various academic institutions) in Syria he noticed there were none from Oman. In his article in the online Huffington Post he notes that “unlike other Gulf Arab monarchies, hard-line Wahhabism/Salafism is not
a pillar of Muscat’s Continue reading “Opinions about Oman”
Sultan Qaboos has laid the foundation stone for the new ‘Oman Across Ages Museum’.
at Oman’s Royal Opera House
The welcome return to Oman of Sultan Qaboos has been celebrated throughout Oman. Probably nowhere as spectacularly as at the Royal Opera House.
Sultan Qaboos, who has been in Germany for Medical Treatment has given a ‘live’ broadcast from there, in which he thanks people and
institutions in general, explaining Continue reading “Sultan Qaboos Talks live on Oman TV”
Berthed in Mina Sultan Qaboos,
A nice video and music of the Royal Oman Cavalry from the Diamond Jubilee in London
for Sultan Qaboos
It was nice to watch the Oman Tattoo which is one of several large scale events for the 40th National Day in Oman.
Apart from the superb mass marching there was a night time parachute drop – and some of the parachutists managed to land on the bright spot.
Perhaps as a foretaste Continue reading “Oman Tattoo 2010”
with Sultan Qaboos
It was so nice to get an invitation to the horse event that Sultan Qaboos had organized for Queen Elizabeth during her visit into Oman .
It was at the same small Royal Cavalry area in which Continue reading “Queen Elizabeth and Omans Horses”
for her state visit
Driving from Bait al Baraka the Queen passed along the Corniche with the Royal Standard fluttering in the wind.
The Queen was then given a welcome at Al Alam Palace in Muscat by Sultan Qaboos during her state visit to Oman
In contrast to the Continue reading “Queen Elizabeth Oman Welcome”
for a really special welcome
Arriving into Muscat Oman at 8pm last night The Queen & Prince Philip were welcomed by Sultan Qaboos.
Sayyid Haitham the Minister of Heritage and Culture who is behind the Queens left shoulder will be her escort.
The Queen is staying with the Sultan in his home Continue reading “Queen Elizabeth arrives in Oman”
is getting closer
There are three chains of petrol station in Muscat
For the National Day on 18th November two have pictures of Continue reading “National Day 2010 Oman”