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.