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Oman Sultan's eldest son set to become country's first Crown Prince

  • Jan 12, 2021
  • Author: QT-Online
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Oman's Sultan Haitham bin Tariq Al Said's eldest son, Sayyid Dhi Yazan bin Haitham, is set to become the country's first Crown Prince.
Oxford-educated Sayyid was born in 1990 and will likely be a popular choice with Oman's young population, according to the Abu Dhabi based The National. 
He currently holds the post of minister of culture, sports and youth, named to the role when his father restructured the government in August 2020. Before his appointment he had served in the British Embassy from 2018, a continuation of a foreign ministry role he began in 2013.
On Monday, Sultan Haitham issued a new basic law outlining a revised succession plan and creating the role of Crown Prince.