We, Haitham bin Tarik, the Sultan of Oman
after perusal of the Basic Statute of the State,
and in pursuance of public interest,
have decreed as follows
The National Security Council is hereby formed under the chairmanship of the Supreme Commander the Sultan and with the membership of the following:
– 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.
The council may request the attendance of whomever it deems appropriate other than its members.
The National Security Council has the authority to consider all issues relating to national security.
The National Security Council shall convene under the chairmanship of the Supreme Commander the Sultan in the cases he determines, and in other cases it convenes under the chairmanship of the Minister of the Royal Office, Head of the Office of the Supreme Commander.
The National Security Council shall have a secretary general appointed by royal decree.
A secretariat general subordinate to the Royal Office, and a number of committees subordinate to the council shall assist the National Security Council in the exercise of its competences. A decision shall be issued by the Minister of the Royal Office, Head of the Office of the Supreme Commander, governing the work of the secretariat general, determining the competences of the secretary general, and forming committees and determining their competences.
The aforementioned Royal Decree 63/2003 is hereby repealed as well as all that is contrary to this decree, or in conflict with its provisions.
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.