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Royal Decree 4/2022 Ratifying the Agreement between the Government of the Sultanate of Oman and the Government of the State of Qatar for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect to Taxes on Income and on Capital

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We, Haitham bin Tarik, the Sultan of Oman

after perusal of the Basic Statute of the State,

and the Agreement between the Government of the Sultanate of Oman and the Government of the State of Qatar for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect to Taxes on Income and on Capital signed in the city of Doha on 22 November 2021,

and after presentation to Majlis Al-Shura,

and in pursuance of public interest,

have decreed as follows

Article I

The aforementioned agreement is hereby ratified in the form attached.

Article II

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

Issued on: 16 Jumada Al-Thani 1443
Corresponding to: 19 January 2022

Haitham bin Tarik
Sultan of Oman

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Royal Decree 3/2022 Appointing the President of the Royal Academy of Administration

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We, Haitham bin Tarik, the Sultan of Oman

after perusal of the Basic Statute of the State,

Royal Decree 47/2012 Appointing an Advisor for Studies and Research in the Diwan of the Royal Court,

and Royal Decree 2/2022 Establishing the Royal Academy of Administration, Determining Its Competences, and Adopting Its Organisational Structure,

and in pursuance of public interest,

have decreed as follows

Article I

Dr Ali bin Qassim bin Jawad Al-Lawati is hereby appointed President of the Royal Academy of Administration with his same financial grade.

Article II

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

Issued on: 10 Jumada Al-Thani 1443
Corresponding to: 13 January 2022

Haitham bin Tarik
Sultan of Oman

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Royal Decree 2/2022 Establishing the Royal Academy of Administration, Determining Its Competences, and Adopting Its Organisational Structure

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We, Haitham bin Tarik, the Sultan of Oman

after perusal of the Basic Statute of the State,

Royal Decree 42/90 Reorganising the Institute of Public Administration,

the System of the Institute of Public Administration promulgated by Royal Decree 28/2016,

and the System of the Administrative Apparatus of the State promulgated by Royal Decree 75/2020,

and in pursuance of public interest,

have decreed as follows

Article I

An academy named the “Royal Academy of Administration” is hereby established. It shall have legal personality, and shall enjoy financial and administrative independence.

Article II

The Royal Academy of Administration shall be under the royal patronage of His Majesty the Sultan.

Article III

The headquarters of the Royal Academy of Administration shall be in the Governorate of Muscat, and branches of it may be established in the other governorates by a decision by the board of trustees of the academy.

Article IV

The competences of the Royal Academy of Administration are hereby determined in accordance with the attached annex 1.

Article V

The organisational structure of the Royal Academy of Administration is hereby adopted in accordance with the attached annex 2.

Article VI

In exception to the provisions of the aforementioned System of the Administrative Apparatus of the State, the Royal Academy of Administration shall have a board of trustees chaired by the Minister of the Diwan of Royal Court. Its members and the duration of their membership shall be determined by a decision by the Council of Ministers.

The board of trustees shall have the same authorities prescribed to the boards of directors of public authorities stipulated in the aforementioned System of the Administrative Apparatus of the State.

Article VII

The Royal Academy of Administration shall have a president with the special grade appointed by royal decree. He shall have the authorities of the head of the unit stipulated in laws and royal decrees, and shall attend all the meetings of the board of trustees without having a counted vote in the manner stipulated in the aforementioned System of the Administrative Apparatus of the State.

Article VIII

All allocations, assets, rights, obligations, and holdings of the Institute of Public Administration and the Institute of Capability Development in the Diwan of Royal Court are hereby transferred to the Royal Academy of Administration.

Article IX

The employees of the Institute of Public Administration and the Institute of Capability Development in the Diwan of Royal Court are hereby transferred to the Royal Academy of Administration with their same financial grades.

Article X

The Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Royal Academy of Administration shall issue the necessary regulations and decisions for implementing the provisions of this decree, and until they are issued, the provisions of the regulations and decisions in force continue to operate to the degree that they do not contradict with the provisions of this decree.

Article XI

The Institute of Public Administration and the Institute of Capability Development in the Diwan of Royal Court are hereby abolished, and all that is contrary to this decree or in conflict with its provisions is hereby repealed.

Article XII

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

Issued on: 8 Jumada Al-Thani 1443
Corresponding to: 11 January 2022

Haitham bin Tarik
Sultan of Oman


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Royal Decree 1/2022 Ratifying the General Budget of the State for Fiscal Year 2022

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We, Haitham bin Tarik, the Sultan of Oman

after perusal of the Basic Statute of the State,

and the Financial Law promulgated by Royal Decree 47/98,

and after presentation to Majlis Oman,

and in pursuance of public interest,

have decreed as follows

Article I

The General Budget of the State for Fiscal Year 2022 is hereby ratified in accordance with the attached schedules.

Article II

All units of the administrative apparatus of the state and other public legal persons shall implement the provisions of this decree each within its competence.

Article III

This decree shall be published in the Official Gazette, and comes into force on 1 January 2022.

Issued on: 27 Jumada Al-Awwal 1443
Corresponding to: 1 January 202
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Haitham bin Tarik
Sultan of Oman

Published in Official Gazette 1423 issued on 2 January 2022.


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Royal Decree 79/2021 Approving the Accession of the Sultanate of Oman to the Convention on International Liability for Damage Caused by Space Objects

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We, Haitham bin Tarik, the Sultan of Oman

after perusal of the Basic Statute of the State,

and the Convention on International Liability for Damage Caused by Space Objects done in 29 March 1972,

and in pursuance of public interest,

have decreed as follows

Article I

The accession of the Sultanate of Oman to the Convention on International Liability for Damage Caused by Space Objects is hereby approved in the form attached.

Article II

Competent bodies shall deposit the instrument of accession for the aforementioned convention in accordance with its provisions.

Article III

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

Issued on: 21 Jumada Al-Awwal 1443
Corresponding to: 26 December 2021

Haitham bin Tarik
Sultan of Oman

Published in Official Gazette 1423 issued on 2 January 2022.


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Royal Decree 78/2021 Approving the Accession of the Sultanate of Oman to the Agreement on the Rescue of Astronauts, the Return of Astronauts and the Return of Objects Launched into Outer Space

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We, Haitham bin Tarik, the Sultan of Oman

after perusal of the Basic Statute of the State,

and the Agreement on the Rescue of Astronauts, the Return of Astronauts and the Return of Objects Launched into Outer Space done on 22 April 1968,

and in pursuance of public interest,

have decreed as follows

Article I

The accession of the Sultanate of Oman to the Agreement on the Rescue of Astronauts, the Return of Astronauts and the Return of Objects Launched into Outer Space in the form attached.

Article II

Competent bodies shall deposit the instrument of accession for the aforementioned agreement in accordance with its provisions.

Article III

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

Issued on: 21 Jumada Al-Awwal 1443
Corresponding to: 26 December 2021

Haitham bin Tarik
Sultan of Oman

Published in Official Gazette 1423 issued on 2 January 2022.


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Royal Decree 77/2021 Approving the Accession of the Sultanate of Oman to the Convention on Registration of Objects Launched into Outer Space

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We, Haitham bin Tarik, the Sultan of Oman

after perusal of the Basic Statute of the State,

and the Convention on Registration of Objects Launched into Outer Space done in New York on 14 January 1975,

and in pursuance of public interest,

have decreed as follows

Article I

The accession of the Sultanate of Oman to the Convention on Registration of Objects Launched into Outer Space is hereby approved in the form attached.

Article II

Competent bodies shall deposit the instrument of accession for the aforementioned convention in accordance with its provisions.

Article III

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

Issued on: 21 Jumada Al-Awwal 1443
Corresponding to: 26 December 2021

Haitham bin Tarik
Sultan of Oman

Published in Official Gazette 1423 issued on 2 January 2022.


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Royal Decree 76/2021 Approving the Accession of the Sultanate of Oman to the Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies

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We, Haitham bin Tarik, the Sultan of Oman

after perusal of the Basic Statute of the State,

and the Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies,

and in pursuance of public interest,

have decreed as follows

Article I

The accession of the Sultanate of Oman to the Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies is hereby approved in the form attached.

Article II

Competent bodies shall deposit the instrument of accession for the aforementioned treaty in accordance with its provisions.

Article III

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

Issued on: 21 Jumada Al-Awwal 1443
Corresponding to: 26 December 2021

Haitham bin Tarik
Sultan of Oman

Published in Official Gazette 1423 issued on 2 January 2022.


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Royal Decree 75/2021 Appointing a Member to Majlis Al-Dawla

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We, Haitham bin Tarik, the Sultan of Oman

after perusal of the Basic Statute of the State,

the Law of Majlis Oman promulgated by Royal Decree 7/2021,

and Royal Decree 77/2019 Appointing the Members of Majlis Al-Dawla,

and in pursuance of public interest,

have decreed as follows

Article I

Maha bint Sulaiman bin Barakat Al-Lamkiyah is hereby appointed a member of Majlis Al-Dalwa, instead of Lubna bint Mohammed bin Sameer Al-Kharusiyah.

Article II

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

Issued on: 21 Jumada Al-Awwal 1443
Corresponding to: 26 December 2021

Haitham bin Tarik
Sultan of Oman

Published in Official Gazette 1423 issued on 2 January 2022.

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Royal Decree 74/2021 Appointing a Non-resident Ambassador

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We, Haitham bin Tarik, the Sultan of Oman

after perusal of the Basic Statute of the State,

and the Law Governing the Ministry of Foreign Affairs promulgated by Royal Decree 32/2008,

and in pursuance of public interest,

have decreed as follows

Article I

Ambassador Nasser bin Mohammed bin Khalifa Al-Busaidi, Our ambassador to the People’s Republic of China, is hereby appointed a non-resident ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of Ours to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and Mongolia.

Article II

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

Issued on: 21 Jumada Al-Awwal 1443
Corresponding to: 26 December 2021

Haitham bin Tarik
Sultan of Oman

Published in Official Gazette 1423 issued on 2 January 2022.