Royal Decree

Royal Decree 12/2021 Restructuring the Defence Council

2021/12 12/2021


We, Haitham bin Tarik, the Sultan of Oman

after perusal of the Basic Statute of the State,

Royal Decree 105/96 regarding the Defence Council,

and the General Mobilisation Law promulgated by Royal Decree 76/2008,

and in pursuance of public interest,

have decreed as follows

Article I

The Defence Council is hereby formed under the chairmanship of the Supreme Commander the Sultan and with the membership of the following:

– Deputy Prime Minister for Defence Affairs.

– Minister of the Royal Office, Head of the Office of the Supreme Commander.

– Head of Liaison and Coordination in the Royal Office.

– Chairman of the Internal Security Service.

– Inspector General of Police and Customs.

– Chief of Staff of the Sultan’s Armed Forces.

Article II

Without prejudice to its other competences stipulated in the laws and royal decrees, the Defence Council has the authority to consider all issues relating to safeguarding and defending the safety of the Sultanate, and it convenes when it is deemed necessary to declare general mobilisation.

Article III

The aforementioned Royal Decree 105/96 is hereby repealed as well as all that is contrary to this decree, or in conflict with its provisions.

Article IV

This decree shall be published in the Official Gazette, and comes into force on the date of its issuance.

Issued on: 11 Jumada Al-Thani 1442
Corresponding to: 25 January 2021

Haitham bin Tarik
Sultan of Oman

Published in Official Gazette 1377 issued on 31 January 2021.