The Embassy of Oman in Berlin
Address: Clayallee 82, 14195 Berlin, Germany
Tel.: +49 30 810 05 10
Fax: +49 30 810 051 99
Amb. Lyutha Sultan Al-Mughairy
Date of Birth: 9th March 1947
1970 Bachelor of Arts, American University Cairo; Postgraduate studies at Broadcasting Institute for Development Studies, Sussex UK; Postgraduate Studies in Journalism, Columbia University New York
1975-1979 | Establish- and Management of the English radio and television station of Oman in Abu Dhabi
1980 | U.A.E. Information Officer, United Nations Secretariat New York
1986-1992 | Chief of the News Distribution, Office for the Research and Collection of Information, UN Secretariat New York
1992-1995 | Principal Officer, Department of Political Affairs Electoral Assistance Division, UN Secretariat New York
1995-2003 | Head of the Public Liaison Service, Department of Public Information, UN Secretariat New York
2003-2006 | Chief of the Information Centre Service, UN Secretariat New York
2008-2011 | Ambassador & Head of Department of the Secretary-General Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Oman
2012-2016 | Ambassador & Permanent Representative of Oman to the United Nations New York
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.