DUBAI: Oman’s Sultan Haitham bin Tariq has ordered a cabinet reshuffle, various media reports say.
The Omani ruler issued a royal decree appointing Salim Al-Awfi as minister of energy and minerals, replacing long-time minister Mohammed bin Hamad Al-Rumhi; Dr. Mohammed Al-Maamari as minister of endowments and religious affairs and Dr. Hilal Al-Sabti as minister of health.
Rumhi had been oil minister for over two decades. Oman is not in the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries but is a member of the OPEC+ alliance of OPEC and non-OPEC nations.
The sultan also issued a decree establishing a higher justice council.