Important information about Haitham bin Tariq Al Said the new Ruler of the Sultanat of Oman.


Haitham bin Tariq Al Said

Haitham bin Tariq Al Said
Sultan of Oman
Reign11 January 2020 –
(Arabic: هيثم بن طارق آل سعيد‎)
born October 13, 1954 in Muscat) is the Sultan of Oman having succeeded his cousin Sultan Qaboos on 11 January 2020.
He previously served as the Minister of Heritage and Culture in the Sultanate of Oman.

Biography
Haitham bin Tariq is a member of the Al Said Omani royal family and a 1979 graduate of the Oxford University Foreign Service Programme (FSP), his post graduate studies under the aegis of Pembroke College, with living quarters being provided by the then HQ of the FSP and located at Queen Elizabeth House, at 21 St.Giles, Oxford.
He was the first head of the Oman Football Association in the early 1980s. 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). He was later appointed as the Minister of Heritage and Culture in the mid 1990s.

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