Oman’s diplomacy is guided by the thought, vision and directives of His Majesty the Sultan, upholding the principles stipulated by the Basic Statute of the State.

Badr Albusaidi

Foreign Minister

Badr Albusaidi

Badr Albusaidi, Foreign Minister of Oman

Sayyid Badr bin Hamad bin Hamood Albusaidi was born in Muscat, Oman in 1960. From 1977 he studied in the United Kingdom, graduating from Oxford University with a Masters degree in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics.

In 1989 he joined the Foreign Ministry, where he has since worked, from 1996 as Ambassador, from 2000 as Undersecretary, and from 2007 as Secretary General with the rank of Minister. He was appointed Foreign Minister on 18th August 2020.

In one of his first tasks on joining the Ministry, Sayyid Badr established an Office for Political Analysis to provide systematic assessment and policy analysis of key international and regional issues.

Sayyid Badr led the initial negotiation with the United States concerning labour law issues, which began in 1993 and subsequently led to Omani membership of the World Trade Organisation in 2000, and to a US Omani Free Trade Agreement in 2006.

He has also chaired the Omani side in many bilateral and multilateral meetings regionally and internationally.

Sayyid Badr has lectured in Oman and internationally on topics such as cultural dialogue, modernisation and development, and the writing of Omani history. He takes a keen personal interest in youth development, human rights and the advancement of women in public life, besides promoting cultural diplomacy, tolerance and mutual understanding.

Sheikh Khalifa Alharthy

Undersecretary for Diplomatic Affairs

Sheikh Khalifa Alharthy, Undersecretary for Diplomatic Affairs

His Excellency Sheikh Khalifa bin Ali bin Issa Alharthy joined the Foreign Ministry in December 1988.

From 1990 to 1996 he served as a diplomat at the Omani Embassy in London before taking up several government posts in the Sultanate with the office of the Advisor to His Majesty the Sultan for Economic Affairs, and the Economic and Technical Cooperation Department of the Foreign Ministry.

He then served as the Sultanate’s Ambassador to Germany from 2005 to 2009. At the same time, he served as non-resident Ambassador to the Swiss Confederation, Poland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Iceland.

From 2009 to 2016 he served as Oman’s Ambassador to Egypt and as its Permanent Representative to the Arab League. At the same time, he also served as non-resident Ambassador to Cyprus

From 2016 to 2019 he served as the Sultanate’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York.

Ambassador Alharthy holds a master’s degree in international and diplomatic studies from the University of London.

Born in 1963, he is married and has two sons and a daughter.

Mohammed Alwahaibi

Undersecretary for Administrative and Financial Affairs

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Mohammed Alwahaibi, Undersecretary for Administrative and Financial Affairs

His Excellency Mohammed bin Nasser Al Wahaibi began his career with the Foreign Ministry in 1981 as Diplomatic Attaché.

In 1985 he took up a post as Deputy Head of Mission at the Sultanate of Oman’s Embassy in Kuwait before returning to the Foreign Ministry’s African Department in 1990. From 1994 he served as Deputy Head of Mission at the Sultanate’s Embassy in Tunisia.

In 1997 he was appointed the Sultanate’s Ambassador to Turkey where he was the Dean of the Diplomatic Corps as well as non-resident Ambassador to Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan. From 2004 to 2009 he also served as the Chairman of the Arab Ambassadors Council in Ankara.

From 2009 he served as the Sultanate of Oman’s Ambassador to the State of Qatar until 2016 when he became the head of the Foreign Ministry’s GCC Department. In 2019 he was appointed head of the Minister’s Office Department in the Foreign Ministry.

He took up his current role as Undersecretary of the Foreign Ministry for Administrative and Financial Affairs in 2020.

During his service he has been awarded the Excellent Service Medal by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey and the Order of Merit from the Emir of Qatar in 2016.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in law from Lebanon University.

Born in 1962, he is married and has six children.