U.S. National Day Celebrates U.S.-Oman Ties

On April 29, at Al Bustan Palace, the U.S. Embassy in Muscat celebrated the 243rd anniversary of the independence of the United States of America. U.S. Ambassador to the Sultanate of Oman Marc J. Sievers welcomed guest of honor His Excellency Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Obaid Al Saidi, Minister of Health, as well as ...
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Readout of Meeting Between Administration Officials and Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said

Yesterday, Senior Advisor to the President Jared Kushner, Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt, and United States Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook met in the Sultanate of Oman with Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said.  They discussed increasing cooperation between the United States and Oman, and the Trump Administration’s efforts to facilitate peace between the ...
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Honoring Black History

Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated February as ‘Black History Month. President Ford, who first officially recognized Black History Month, encouraged the American public to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.” ’ During this month, as Americans honor the ...
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Presidential Message on Ramadan

With the rising of tonight’s moon, I send my greetings and best wishes to all Muslims observing Ramadan in the United States and around the world. During the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims commemorate the revelation of the Quran to the prophet Muhammad through fellowship and prayer.  Many observe this holy time by fasting, performing ...
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Ambassador Attends Camel Beauty Contest

On January 7, 2017, the Third Annual Camel Beauty Contest in Hamrah Al Durou’ (near Ibri), in Al Dhariah, held its closing awards ceremony. U.S. Ambassador attended the event, it being his first ever Camel Beauty Contest in Oman. The Ambassador joined the Guest of Honor, His Excellency Sheikh Saad bin Mohammed bin Said Al ...
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Social Media Expertise in the Sultanate

Social Media is everywhere. Like never before, businesses, entrepreneurs, and artists live and die by their ability to navigate this form of communication. Whether in small-town America, or the bustling streets of Muscat, successful business and cultural leaders are learning how to use youtube, facebook, instagram, snapchat, and many other new forms of communication to connect ...
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The Power of Poetry

Visiting American poet Glenis Redmond inspired the audience at the Lounge with her performance and personality. The U.S. Embassy Muscat hosted Ms. Redmond on a visit to Muscat in February of 2016, in commemoration of black history month. Glenis Redmond led writing workshops and gave poetry readings at various public and private locations. Poetry of Inclusion and Inspiration Glenis ...
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