UAE leaders congratulate Sultan of Oman on accession anniversary
President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a message of congratulations to Sultan Haitham Bin Tariq Al Said of Oman, on the occasion of the first anniversary of his accession to power.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai; and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, sent similar messages to Sultan Haitham on the occasion.
Prior to becoming sultan, he served for multiple decades in the Cabinet of Sultan Qaboos Bin Said, his cousin. He was Minister of Heritage and Culture from 2002 to 2020. Sultan Qaboos named Haitham as his successor in his will, and he was proclaimed sultan on 11 January 2020, hours after Qaboos's death.
Haitham Bin Tariq attended Pembroke College, University of Oxford, graduating from the Foreign Service Programme (FSP) in 1979.