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The Council of Ministers

 

The Council of Ministers assists His Majesty the Sultan in drawing up the general policy of the State. It is the institution entrusted with the implementation of the general policy of the State. In this context, the Council of Ministers undertakes the specific task of submitting recommendations to His Majesty the Sultan about economic, political, social, executive and administrative matters of concern to the government.

This includes proposals of draft laws, Royal decrees, decisions aimed to promote the welfare of citizens or securing basic services to be rendered to them or raising the economic, health and cultural standards of citizens or determining the general objectives and policies of economic, social and administrative development or proposing suitable means and procedures to implement these policies to guarantee the proper utilization of financial, economic and human resources. In addition, the Council of Ministers discusses the development plans prepared by the departments concerned and submits them to His Majesty the Sultan for approval. It also discusses the proposals of ministries, each in their areas of discretion, and takes proper decisions on those proposals.

The Council of Ministers supervises the smooth operation of the State’s administrative apparatus and follows up the way it performs its duties and coordinates among its units. It is also entrusted with the general supervision of enforcement of laws, Royal Decrees, decisions, regulations, treaties, agreements and court rulings, in addition to other tasks or missions that are delegated to the Council by His Majestythe Sultan or tasks entrusted to it by the power of law. The Council of Ministers has a Secretariat General which helps it perform its functions.

Membership of the Council of Ministers, under the chairmanship of His Majesty the Sultan, is as follows:

  • SAYYID FAHD BIN MAHMOUD AL-SAID Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministers
     
  • SAYYID SHIHAB BIN TARIK BIN TAIMOUR AL-SAID Deputy Prime Minister for Defence Affairs
     
  • SAYYID THEYAZIN BIN HAITHAM BIN TARIK AL-SAID Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth
     
  • SAYYID KHALID BIN HILAL BIN SAUD AL-BUSAIDI Minister of the Diwan of Royal Court
     
  • GENERAL SULTAN BIN MOHAMMED AL-NU’AMANI Minister of Royal Office
     
  • SAYYID HAMOUD BIN FAISAL BIN SAID AL-BUSAIDI Minister of Interior
     
  • SAYYID BADR BIN HAMAD BIN HAMOUD AL-BUSAIDI Foreign Minister
     
  • SULTAN BIN SALIM BIN SAID AL-HABSI Minister of Finance
     
  • SHEIKH ABDULLAH BIN MOHAMMED BIN ABDULLAH AL-SALMI Minister of Awqaf and Religious Affairs
     
  • DR. MOHAMMED BIN HAMAD BIN SAIF AL-RUMHYMinister of Energy and Minerals
     
  • DR. AHMED BIN MOHAMMED BIN OBAID AL-SA’EEDI Minister of Health
     
  • DR. MADIHA BINT AHMED BIN NASSER AL-SHIBANIYAH Minister of Education
     
  • SAYYID SAUD BIN HILAL BIN HAMAD AL-BUSAIDI Minister of State and Governor of Muscat
     
  • DR. ABDULLAH BIN MOHAMMED BIN SAID AL-SA’EEDIMinister of Justice and Legal Affairs
     
  • DR. ABDULLAH BIN NASSER BIN KHALIFA AL-HARRASIMinister of Information
     
  • SAYYID MOHAMMED BIN SULTAN BIN HAMOUD AL-BUSAIDI Minister of State and Governor of Dhofar
     
  • SAYYID IBRAHIM BIN SAEED BIN IBRAHIM AL-BUSAIDI Minister of State and Governor of Musandam
     
  • SALIM BIN MOHAMMED BIN SAID AL-MAHROUQI Minister of Heritage and Tourism
     
  • DR. SAUD BIN HAMOUD BIN AHMED AL-HABSI Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Water Resources
     
  • DR. KHALFAN BIN SAID BIN MUBARAK AL-SHU’AILI Minister of Housing and Urban Planning
     
  • DR. RAHMA BINT IBRAHIM BIN SAID AL-MAHROUQIYAH Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation
     
  • ENG. SAID BIN HAMOUD BIN SAID AL-MA’AWALI Minister of Transport, Communications and Information Technology
     
  • DR. SAID BIN MOHAMMED BIN AHMED AL-SAQRIMinister of Economy
     
  • QAIS BIN MOHAMMED BIN MOOSA AL-YOUSEF Minister of Commerce, Industry and Investment Promotion
     
  • LAILA BINT AHMED BIN AWADH AL-NAJAR Minister of Social Development
     
  • DR. MAHAD BIN SAID BIN ALI BA’OWAIN