Political relations between United Arab Emirates and Oman

FCO 8/2662 1976 Jan 01 - 1976 Dec 31

This file concerns the political relations between the UAE and Oman, in particular border issues. It contains correspondence relating to:

  • The postponement of a visit by the Foreign Minister of Oman to Kuwait
  • The possibility entertained by the Sultan of Oman Qaboos Bin Saeed Al Said and the UAE Foreign Minister Ahmad Al Suwaidi of UAE integration with Oman
  • The meetings of Sayyed Faher Bin Saeed with the Ruler of Sharjah Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi and the Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, and the request from Sheikh Sultan to Faher to mediate in the Dubai-Sharjah boundary dispute
  • A request from the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs for all Foreign Office documents and papers related to the border problems, and especially the studies carried out by J F Walker
  • A visit by the UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs Suwaidi to Oman in a bid to resolve the dispute over the issuance of UAE passports to Omanis living in the area between Buraimi and Ibri
  • The visit of the Ruler of Fujairah Sheikh Hamad Bin Mohammad Al Sharqi to Oman
  • The departure of Sheikh Ali Bin Hilal Al Dar'i for Al Ain under curious circumstances
  • An interview with the Under-Secretary at Oman's Ministry of Foreign Affairs Yusef Al Alawi
  • A conversation between D J McCarthy and the UAE Minister of State Saif Ghobash about civil development and the continued presence of Iranian forces in Dhofar, and the threat posed by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Oman (PFLO)
  • The preliminary agreement between Oman and the UAE on demarcation of their borders, following a visit by the Omani Foreign Minister Qais Abdul Munim Zawawi to Abu Dhabi
  • A conversation between HM Ambassador to Oman C J Treadwell and the Palace Liaison Officer Lieutenant Colonel Salem Ghazzali on the visit of Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan to Oman; including the joint communiqué by President of the UAE Sheikh Zayed and Sultan Qaboos