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Sultan of Oman names new foreign, finance ministers in government reshuffle

Sultan Haitham bin Tariq al-Said named new finance and foreign ministers and added two new female ministers under new royal decrees.

The Sultan of Oman issued 28 new royal decrees Tuesday, delegating his own authorities and naming new ministers in a significant government revamp.

A statement carried by the state-run Oman News Agency said Sultan Haitham bin Tariq al-Said had named Badr bin Hamad bin Hamoud Al Busaidi as foreign minister. He replaces longtime foreign affairs chief Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, who is stepping down after 23 years in the post.

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