HM Sultam Haitham bin Tariq bin Taimour Al-Said sworn in as the new Sultan of Oman

Sultan Haitham bin Tariq bin Taimour Al-Said - Al-Sahawat Times

Oman welcomes our new Sultan. HM Sultan Haitham bin Tariq bin Taimour Al-Said, cousin of the late Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al-Said

إِنَّا لِلَّهِ وَإِنَّآ إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ

HM Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al-Said 18/11/1940 – 10/01/2020

Oman has welcomed Haitham bin Tariq bin Taimour Al Said as the country’s new ruler following the death of his cousin Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said.

The former culture minister was sworn in before the ruling family council on Saturday morning, just hours after the announcement of Sultan Qaboos’ death.

Sultan Qaboos has written two named in defending order of preference in two envelopes stored at separate locations in Oman. The names were for his preference of successor. Should the Royal Family be unable to agree upon a successor within three days the envelopes were to be opened.

The Royal Family unanimously chose Haitham bin Tariq bin Taimour Al-Said as the next Sultan. Upon opening the envelopes the nation was pleased to learn that Haitham was also the first choice of preference named by the late Sultan Qaboos in his envelopes.

“Haitham bin Tariq was sworn in as the new sultan of the country … after a meeting of the family which decided to appoint the one who was chosen by the sultan,” the government said in a Twitter post.

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