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Dhi Yazan Bin Haitham... Who is Oman's 1st Crown Prince?

Wed 13 Jan 2021 | 12:19 PM
Nawal Sayed

According to the constitutional amendments issued by Sultan Haitham bin Tariq, Sultan of Oman, on Monday, Dhi Yazan bin Haitham bin Tariq will become crown prince.

The Sultan of Oman issued two decrees, the first to issue the Fundamental Law of the State, and the second to issue the Council of Oman Law.

Official media reported that Sultan Haitham bin Tariq "issued a new statute that organizes the mechanism for the transmission of power, naming the crown prince, in addition to a new law for parliament."

According to the Oman News Agency, "the most important thing mentioned in the Royal Decree No. 6 of 2021 is setting up a specific and stable mechanism for the transfer of the mandate of government in the Sultanate, and setting up a mechanism for appointing the crown prince and stating his duties and powers."

The ruler’s eldest son Dhi Yazan (sometimes written Theyazin) has been identified by local media as the heir or crown prince.

Dhi Yazan had been a diplomat in the Omani embassy in London.

He was born on August 21, 1990, and was subsequently named Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth in his father’s cabinet last year.

The 30-year-old-crown price holds a BA in Political Science from Oxford University in the UK, and is the youngest minister in the new government of Oman.

It’s noteworthy that Sultan Haitham bin Tariq had assumed power in the country a year ago, after the death of Sultan Qaboos, who had no crown prince.

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