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The Embassy of Oman in Berlin

Contact

Address: Clayallee 82, 14195 Berlin, Germany

Tel.: +49 30 810 05 10

Fax: +49 30 810 051 99

E-mail: botschaft-omant-onlinede

www.oman-embassy.de/

The Ambassador

Amb. Khalid Sulaiman 'Abdul Rahman Ba Omar

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Amb. Khalid Sulaiman 'Abdul Rahman Ba Omar was accredited as ambassador to Germany on the 24th of September 2012.

Amb. Khalid Sulaiman 'Abdul Rahman Ba Omar graduated in 1988 with B.A.E. in Economics from the Seattle University in the USA. Amb. Khalid Sulaiman 'Abdul Rahman Ba Omar has two masters: one in Political Economy, obtained in 1994 from Newcastle upon Tyne University in the UK and the other in International Relations from the University of New School in NY, in 2004.

In 1988, Amb. Khalid Sulaiman 'Abdul Rahman Ba Omar was the 2. Secretary in the General Department of Omani Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA). In 1989, Amb. Khalid Sulaiman 'Abdul Rahman Ba Omar was in the Department for Economical and Technical Cooperation, MFA, where he moved to the position of the 2. Secretary at Minister’s Office Department in 1990. In 1995, Amb. Khalid Sulaiman 'Abdul Rahman Ba Omar was the Director of the Office for Diplomatic Communication at the Minister’s Office Department.

In 1996, he became the Director of the Office for Diplomatic Communication in the Department for Economic Cooperation. In 1998 he became the Commercial Attaché at the Permanent Mission of Oman at the UN in NY and in 2004 he became the Chargé d’affaires at the Embassy of Oman in Vienna, Austria. In 2007 he became the Ambassador of Oman to South Africa and also was the non-resident Ambassador to Mozambique, in 2008 he also became the non-resident Ambassador to Angola and Mauritius and in 2010 the non-resident Ambassador to Zimbabwe

History

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The oldest independent state in the Arab world, Oman is one of the more traditional countries in the Gulf region and was, until the 1970s, one of the most isolated. The celebration of Oman’s National Day takes place every year on November 18 as a celebration of independence from the Portuguese in 1650.

Germany is held in high regard in Oman. Political relations are friendly and untroubled. The most recent bilateral political consultations were held in Berlin in May 2014; the Joint Economic Commission met in Berlin in November 2014. Former Federal President Wulff paid an official visit to Oman in December 2011. German Bundestag President Lammert visited Oman in March 2013, Bundestag Vice-President Claudia Roth in March 2014. Oman’s Foreign Minister Alawi travelled to Berlin in May 2013 for talks with the German Foreign Minister. The German federal states regularly send delegations to Oman for talks. Most recently, deputy Minister-President Tarek Al-Wazir from Land Hesse and Finance Minister Eveline Lemke from Land Rhineland-Palatinate met delegations in Muscat in February 2015.

The activities of German companies in Oman since the 1960s have helped to successfully build a robust infrastructure in the Sultanate and have created a considerable measure of trust. Germany has always been one of Oman’s key economic partners.

Bilateral relations in the cultural and education sectors focus on cooperation in science and technology, in particular with Oman’s Ministry of Higher Education and Ministry of Heritage and Culture, as well as between German universities and the Sultan Qaboos University and the University of Nizwa. Since 2005, Omanis have been arriving in Germany to study under the Omani government’s scholarship programme.