Oman. In March, according to
CountryAAH, Oman was put on the EU list of states
that can be called tax havens and that facilitate tax
evasion from other countries. According to the EU, the
country has not fulfilled previous promises of measures.
In the same month, an agreement was entered into with the
United States, which allows some ports, including al-Drum
south of the Hormuz Strait, and airports for US vessels and
In June, Oman decided to open an embassy in Palestine,
located on the occupied West Bank. The country thus becomes
the first Gulf state with embassy in Palestine.
At the end of October, the Omani went to election. It
involved 85 representatives to the Advisory Assembly. The
Council does not really have political power, but may have
influence over an upcoming election of followers - the
current ruler, the 79-year-old Sultan of Oman Qabus ibn
Said, is sickly and has no successor.