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Oman dispatches Maitha Saif Al Mahrouqi for top diplomatic post in Germany

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Tuesday, 22 November 2022, Berlin, Bellevue Palace, Germany: German Federal President Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier received the letters of credence from Omani top envoy Maitha Saif Majid Al Mahrouqi.

She was subsequently received for a bilateral conversation with the German head of state focusing on the legacy of His Majesty The Sultan of Oman‘s official visit to Germany, wherein the latter was received by both, the Federal President and the Federal Chancellor, mid-July of the present year.

At the time His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik Al Said was accompanied by a business delegation that advanced economic opportunities across various sectors, particularly in alternative energy, capitalizing on Oman’s natural resources including hydrogen, solar and wind power.  

Previous to her ambassadorship, Maitha Al Mahrouqi served in the capacity as Undersecretary of the Ministry of Heritage and Tourism for eleven years. Therein she was responsible for the oversight of the ministry’s strategic ambitions to drive economic growth through tourism. She also sat on a number of boards of directors and committees in ministries, governmental entities and companies with financial and economic legislative mandates.  

Ambassador Al Mahrouqi began her professional career in the aviation sector, working for Gulf Air, and becoming the youngest General Manager in the airline’s history. Thereafter she moved on to serve the country’s national carrier, Oman Air, as Country Manager, transforming the Oman office into a main hub for the airline.

Maitha Al Mahrouqi holds a Bachelor of Arts from Oxford Brookes University in the United Kingdom. She is fluent in English and Arabic, and will also be in charge of relations vis-à-vis the Nordic countries from the Omani embassy in Germany. 

She was awarded the Oman’s Civil Order (3rd Class) in 2015 by the late Sultan Qaboos bin Said bin Taimur Al Said

For further information

Embassy of the Sultanate of Oman in the Federal Republic of Germany: https://fm.gov.om/berlin/#Bilateral-relations

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Image courtesy of the Embassy of the Sultanate of Oman in Germany

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