Dhi Yazan Bin Haitham: Get to know the Crown Prince of the Sultanate of Oman
(See translation in Arabic section)
Sydney - M E Times Int'l: The Sultanate of Oman recently witnessed constitutional changes that included the amendment of the system of government, according to which the position of Crown Prince was created to facilitate the process of transfer of power, which determines the mandate of the Covenant in the eldest son of the Sultan.
With this amendment, Dhi Yazan, the son of Sultan Haitham bin Tarik, becomes crown prince.
Who is the Crown Prince of the Sultanate of Oman?
Dhi Yazan bin Haitham bin Tarik Al Said was born on August 21, 1990.
He holds a BA in Political Science from Oxford University in Britain.
He also worked as a second secretary in the Omani embassy to Britain.
The Crown Prince is known for his interest in youth, as he was a sponsor of the Omani Youth Day party in October 2019, and was a sponsor of the Sultan’s Football Cup in the same month.
He was appointed Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth on August 18, 2020, in the first government formed by his father upon assuming the reins of power in the Sultanate of Oman last year.
He has three brothers and two sisters.
Transfer of power
The Royal Decree to create the position of the Crown Prince in the Sultanate stipulates that the system of government is hereditary in males, and the mandate of government is transferred from the Sultan to his eldest son, then the eldest son of this son.
Sultan Haitham bin Tarik took power in January 2020 following the death of Sultan of Oman, Qaboos bin Said, 79, who had assumed power after overthrowing his father.
The new Sultan issued decrees requiring several changes to be made since he assumed power.
The constitution stipulated that the Royal Family Council, within three days of the vacancy of the Sultan’s position, would determine who would transfer to power. And if no agreement is reached, a letter is opened by the Sultan, in which he specifies the name of his successor, and then he is confirmed in the position of the Sultan.