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Thursday, 18 January 2024, Oslo, Kingdom of Norway: His Majesty King Harald V of Norway received the letters of credence from Oman’s non-resident top envoy Maitha Saif Majid Al Mahrouqi in a ceremony held at the Royal Palace. Al Mahrouqi took the opportunity to convey King Harald V the best regards from Oman’s Sultan Haitham bin Tarik Al Said.

Maitha Al Mahrouqi is based from the Omani diplomatic chancery located in Berlin’s Grunewald district, Germany, since the autumn of 2022. 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. 

She was awarded the Oman’s Civil Order (3rd Class) in 2015 by the late Sultan Qaboos bin Said bin Taimur Al Said. Al Mahrouqi was awarded the Distinguished Arab Women Award in the tourism sector in 2016 by the Arab Women’s Council. In 2014, Al Mahrouqi was named as one of the most powerful women in the public sector by Forbes Middle East.

For further information 

Embassy of the Sultanate of Oman to Germany, to the Nordic countries, Poland and Ukraine: https://www.fm.gov.om/berlin/#Bilateral-relations

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Image courtesy of the Embassy of Oman in Germany

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