FM Sayyid Badr bin Hamad Al Busaidi – Picture by Foreign and Commonwealth Office through Wikipedia Commons.
Tuesday, 18 August 2020, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman: Upon Sultanic fiat, HE Sayyid Badr bin Hamad bin Hamoud Al Busaidi (b. 1960) has been appointed Omani chief of diplomacy with the rank of Foreign Minister; a rank that hitherto had been held by Sultan Haitham bin Tariq Al Said.
Sayyid Badr Al Busaidi joined the diplomatic service in 1988.
Until his ministerial appointment he was serving as the Foreign Ministry’s Secretary-General, and had in that capacity represented Oman at a plethora of top level meetings worldwide. He is divorced, has four children, and is known for his keenness towards the art world, becoming an avid art collector.
Oman foreign policy relies in neutrality. Thus far it has maintained amiable relations with a wide range of regional actors including the arch-foes United States and Iran under the former minister responsible for foreign affairs, Yusuf bin Alawi. The Sultanate is likewise neutral in the blockade against neighbouring Qatar.
For further information:
About Sayyid Badr Al Busaidi https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sayyid_Badr_bin_Hamad_bin_Hamood_AlBusaidi
Foreign Ministry of Oman: https://www.mofa.gov.om/?lang=en