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Oman: Haitham bin Tariq Al Said sworn in as new sultan

Oman, Muscat
January 11, 2020 at 15:47 GMT +00:00 · Published

Oman's Culture Minister Haitham bin Tariq Al Said was sworn in as the country's new Sultan in an official ceremony at Al Alam Palace, in Muscat, on Saturday.

Al Said took his oath hours after the death of his cousin Sultan Qaboos who had reportedly named his successor in a letter revealed to state media by officials before the ceremony.

Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said the Arab world's longest-serving ruler died at the age of 79 on Saturday.

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Oman's Culture Minister Haitham bin Tariq Al Said was sworn in as the country's new Sultan in an official ceremony at Al Alam Palace, in Muscat, on Saturday.

Al Said took his oath hours after the death of his cousin Sultan Qaboos who had reportedly named his successor in a letter revealed to state media by officials before the ceremony.

Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said the Arab world's longest-serving ruler died at the age of 79 on Saturday.

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