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Royal Decree 87/2023 Determining the Competences of the Secretariat General for National Celebrations 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,

and Royal Decree 6/2020 regarding the Secretariat General for National Celebrations,

and in pursuance of public interest,

have decreed as follows

Article I

The competences of the Secretariat General for National Celebrations are hereby determined in accordance with the attached Annex 1.

Article II

The organisational structure of the Secretariat General for National Celebrations is hereby adopted in accordance with the attached Annex 2.

Article III

All that is contrary to this decree, or in conflict with its provisions, is hereby repealed.

Article IV

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

Issued on: 10 Jumada Al-Akhira 1445
Corresponding to: 24 December 2023

Haitham bin Tarik
 Sultan of Oman


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Royal Decree 84/2023 Restructuring Oman Development Bank SAOC

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We, Haitham bin Tarik, the Sultan of Oman

after perusal of the Basic Statute of the State,

the Commercial Register Law promulgated by Royal Decree 3/74,

Royal Decree 33/74 regarding Companies Established by Royal Decree,

Royal Decree 18/97 Establishing an Omani Closed Joint Stock Company Named Oman Development Bank,

the Banking Law promulgated by Royal Decree 114/2000,

the Civil and Commercial Procedures Law promulgated by Royal Decree 29/2002,

and the Commercial Companies Law promulgated by Royal Decree 18/2019,

and in pursuance of public interest,

have decreed as follows

Article I

The name of “Oman Development Bank SAOC” is hereby amended to “Development Bank SAOC”, and the provisions of the attached system shall apply in regard to it.

Article II

Development Bank SAOC shall prepare its articles of association in accordance with the provisions of the aforementioned Commercial Companies Law.

Article III

The provisions of this decree and the attached system do not prejudice the rights and obligations arising before the date of its entry into force.

Article IV

The Minister of Finance shall issue the executive regulation of the attached system and the decisions necessary for its implementation. Until they are issued, the existing regulations and decisions continue to operate to the degree that they do not contradict with the provisions of this decree and the attached system.

Article V

All that is contrary to this decree and the attached system, or in conflict with their provisions, is hereby repealed.

Article VI

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

Issued on: 6 Jumada Al-Awwal 1445
Corresponding to: 20 November 2023

Haitham bin Tarik
Sultan of Oman


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Royal Decree 86/2023 Approving the Assignment of a Percentage of the Rights and Obligations in the Petroleum Agreement for Concession Block 60

Arabic We, Haitham bin Tarik, the Sultan of Oman after perusal of the Basic Statute of the State, the Oil and Gas Law promulgated by Royal Decree 8/2011, Royal Decree 56/2011 Approving the Petroleum Agreement between the Government of the Sultanate of Oman and Oman Oil Company Exploration and Production LLC for Concession Block 60, and the collection of documents by which OQ Exploration and Production LLC (formerly Oman Oil Company Exploration and Production LLC) assigned 20% of its rights and obligations in the petroleum agreement signed on 19 March 2011 for Concession Block 60 to MedcoEnergi Oman Block 60 Limited (Oman Branch), and 20% of its rights and obligations in this Agreement to Medco Daya Oman Block 60 Pte Ltd (Oman Branch), and in pursuance of public interest,

have decreed as follows

Article I

The assignment by OQ Exploration and Production LLC of 20% of its rights and obligations in the petroleum agreement signed on 19 March 2011 for Concession Block 60 to MedcoEnergi Oman Block 60 Limited (Oman Branch) is hereby approved.

Article II

The assignment by OQ Exploration and Production LLC of 20% of its rights and obligations in the petroleum agreement signed on 19 March 2011 for Concession Block 60 to Medco Daya Oman Block 60 Pte Ltd (Oman Branch) is hereby approved.

Article III

The final shares of the parties to the agreement are hereby as follows:

– 60% for OQ Exploration and Production LLC.

– 20% for MedcoEnergi Oman Block 60 Limited (Oman Branch).

– 20% for Medco Daya Oman Block 60 Pte Ltd (Oman Branch).

Article IV

This decree shall be published in the Official Gazette, and comes into force on the date of its issuance. Issued on: 6 Jumada Al-Awwal 1445 Corresponding to: 20 November 2023

Haitham bin Tarik Sultan of Oman

Published in Official Gazette 1521 issued on 26 November 2023.
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Royal Decree 85/2023 Approving the Assignment of a Percentage of the Rights and Obligations in the Petroleum Agreement for Concession Block 48

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We, Haitham bin Tarik, the Sultan of Oman

after perusal of the Basic Statute of the State,

the Oil and Gas Law promulgated by Royal Decree 8/2011,

Royal Decree 12/2017 Approving the Petroleum Agreement Signed between the Government of the Sultanate of Oman and Oman Oil Company Exploration and Production LLC for Block 48,

and the collection of documents by which OQ Exploration and Production LLC (formerly Oman Oil Company Exploration and Production LLC) assigned 20% of its rights and obligations in the petroleum agreement signed on 31 January 2017 for Block 48 to MedcoEnergi Oman Block 48 Limited (Oman Branch), and 20% of its rights and obligations in this agreement to Medco Daya Oman Block 48 Pte Ltd (Oman Branch),

and in pursuance of public interest,

have decreed as follows

Article I

The assignment by OQ Exploration and Production LLC of 20% of its rights and obligations in the petroleum agreement signed on 31 January 2017 for Block 48 to MedcoEnergi Oman Block 48 Limited (Oman Branch) is hereby approved.

Article II

The assignment by OQ Exploration and Production LLC of 20% of its rights and obligations in the petroleum agreement signed on 31 January 2017 for Block 48 to Medco Daya Oman Block 48 Pte Ltd (Oman Branch) is hereby approved.

Article III

The final shares of the parties to the agreement are hereby as follows:

– 60% for OQ Exploration and Production LLC.

– 20% for MedcoEnergi Oman Block 48 Limited (Oman Branch).

– 20% for Medco Daya Oman Block 48 Pte Ltd (Oman Branch).

Article IV

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

Issued on: 6 Jumada Al-Awwal 1445
Corresponding to: 20 November 2023

Haitham bin Tarik
Sultan of Oman

Published in Official Gazette 1521 issued on 26 November 2023.

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Royal Decree 83/2023 Granting Omani Nationality

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We, Haitham bin Tarik, the Sultan of Oman

after perusal of the Basic Statute of the State,

and the Omani Nationality Law promulgated by Royal Decree 38/2014,

and in pursuance of public interest,

have decreed as follows

Article I

Omani nationality is hereby granted to those named in the attached list.

Article II

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

Issued on: 2 Jumada Al-Awwal 1445
Corresponding
to: 16 November 2023

Haitham bin Tarik
Sultan of Oman

Published in Official Gazette 1520 issued on 19 November 2023.


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Royal Decree 82/2023 Appointing a Secretary General for the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister for International Relations and Cooperation Affairs and Special Representative of His Majesty the Sultan

Arabic We, Haitham bin Tarik, the Sultan of Oman after perusal of the Basic Statute of the State, the Civil Service Law promulgated by Royal Decree 120/2004, and Royal Decree 9/2018 regarding the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister for International Relations and Cooperation Affairs and Special Representative of His Majesty the Sultan, and in pursuance of public interest,

have decreed as follows

Article I

Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad bin Salim Al-Badi is hereby appointed Secretary General of the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister for International Relations and Cooperation Affairs and Special Representative of His Majesty the Sultan with his same grade and financial entitlements.

Article II

This decree shall be published in the Official Gazette, and comes into force on the date of its issuance. Issued on: 29 Rabi Al-Akhir 1445 Corresponding to: 13 November 2023

Haitham bin Tarik Sultan of Oman

Published in Official Gazette 1520 issued on 19 November 2023.
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Royal Decree 81/2023 Appointing Non-resident Ambassadors

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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 Foreign Ministry promulgated by Royal Decree 32/2008,

and in pursuance of public interest,

have decreed as follows

Article I

Bader bin Mohammed bin Bader Al-Mandhari, Our ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, is hereby appointed a non-resident ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of Ours to Ireland, the Republic of Montenegro, the Republic of Estonia, the Republic of Lithuania, and the Republic of Latvia.

Article II

His Highness Sayyid Nizar bin Al-Julanda bin Majid Al-Said, Our ambassador to the Republic of Italy, is hereby appointed a non-resident ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of Ours to the Republic of Malta, the Hellenic Republic, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Republic of Albania, Romania, and the Republic of San Marino.

Article III

Maitha bint Saif bin Majid Al-Mahrouqiya, Our ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany, is hereby appointed a non-resident ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of Ours to the Kingdom of Sweden, the Kingdom of Norway, the Kingdom of Denmark, the Republic of Poland, and the Republic of Finland.

Article IV

Talal bin Sulaiman bin Habib Al-Rahbi, Our ambassador to the Federal Republic of Brazil, is hereby appointed a non-resident ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of Ours to the Republic of Argentina, the Republic of Paraguay, the Republic of Peru, the Plurinational State of Bolivia, and the Republic of Chile.

Article V

Mahmood bin Hamad bin Nasser Al-Hasni, Our ambassador to the Swiss Confederation, is hereby appointed a non-resident ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of Ours to the Principality of Liechtenstein and the Vatican City State (the Holy See).

Article VI

Hamood bin Salim bin Abdullah Al-Tuwaih, Our ambassador to the Russian Federation, is hereby appointed a non-resident ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of Ours to the Republic of Belarus.

Article VII

Omar bin Said bin Omar Al-Kathiri, Our ambassador to the Kingdom of Spain, is hereby appointed a non-resident ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of Ours to the Principality of Andorra.

Article VIII

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

Issued on: 25 Rabi Al-Akhir 1445
Corresponding to: 9 November 2023

Haitham bin Tarik
Sultan of Oman

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Royal Decree 80/2023 regarding Tax Exemption

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We, Haitham bin Tarik, the Sultan of Oman

after perusal of the Basic Statute of the State,

the Financial Law promulgated by Royal Decree 47/98,

the Income Tax Law promulgated by Royal Decree 28/2009,

the Excise Tax Law promulgated by Royal Decree 23/2019,

the Value Added Tax Law promulgated by Royal Decree 121/2020,

and the System of the Tax Authority and the Adoption of its Organisational Structure promulgated by Royal Decree 42/2020,

and in pursuance of public interest,

have decreed as follows

Article I

The Minister of Finance shall assume the competence of tax exemption wherever it is provided in laws and royal decrees.

Article II

All that is contrary to this decree, or in conflict with its provisions, is hereby repealed.

Article III

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

Issued on: 25 Rabi Al-Akhir 1445
Corresponding to: 9 November 2023

Haitham bin Tarik
Sultan of Oman

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Royal Decree 79/2023 Ratifying the Agreement between the Government of the Sultanate of Oman and the Government of the Slovakia Republic on the Mutual Visa Exemption for Holders of Diplomatic, Special, and Service Passports

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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 Slovak Republic on the Mutual Visa Exemption for Holders of Diplomatic, Special, and Service Passports signed in the city of New York on 21 September 2023,

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: 21 Rabi Al-Akhir 1445
Corresponding to: 5 November 2023

Haitham bin Tarik
Sultan of Oman


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Royal Decree 78/2023 regarding the Taking of the Oath

Arabic We, Haitham bin Tarik, the Sultan of Oman after perusal of the Basic Statute of the State, the Law Regulating the Accounting and Auditing Profession promulgated by Royal Decree 77/86, the Police Law promulgated by Royal Decree 35/90, the Advocacy Law promulgated by Royal Decree 108/96, the Judicial Authority Law promulgated by Royal Decree 90/99, the Public Prosecution Law promulgated by Royal Decree 92/99, the Law of Public Notaries promulgated by Royal Decree 40/2003, the Civil Service Law promulgated by Royal Decree 120/2004, the Law Governing the Foreign Ministry promulgated by Royal Decree 32/2008, the State Financial and Administrative Audit Law promulgated by Royal Decree 111/2011, the Statistics and Information Law promulgated by Royal Decree 55/2019, the Internal Security Service Law promulgated by Royal Decree 4/2020, the Municipal Councils Law promulgated by Royal Decree 126/2020, the Law of Majlis Oman promulgated by Royal Decree 7/2021, the Military Justice Law promulgated by Royal Decree 110/2011, the Labour Law promulgated by Royal Decree 53/2023, and in pursuance of public interest,

have decreed as follows

Article I

With the exception of the oath taken before the Sultan and the oath taken by members of the Majlis Al-Dawla, members of Majlis Al-Shura, and judges, the oath stipulated in the laws shall be taken by signing a written oath in accordance with the following form: “I swear by Allah the Almighty to respect the Basic Statute of the State and the laws and legislation in force, to perform my work with honestly, honour, and trustworthiness, and to preserve public property, the dignity of the office, and its secrets.” All employees of units of the administrative apparatus of the state and other public legal persons shall, before commencing their work, sign the oath undertaking stipulated in the first paragraph of this article.

Article II

All that is contrary to this decree, or in conflict with its provisions, is hereby repealed.

Article III

This decree shall be published in the Official Gazette, and comes into force on the day following the date of its publication. Issued on: 21 Rabi Al-Akhir 1445 Corresponding to: 5 November 2023

Haitham bin Tarik Sultan of Oman