Relations between United Arab Emirates and Oman

FCO 8/3145 1978 Jan 01 - 1978 Dec 31

This file concerns relations between the UAE and Oman between March and December 1978. It contains correspondence relating to:

  • Oman’s boundary disputes with Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, and Ras Al Khaimah, including a chart showing the location of sea boundaries between Ras Al Khaimah and Oman, and a map of the northern UAE showing the boundaries with Oman
  • A chronology of the bilateral relations between Oman and the UAE from 1971 to 1977
  • The dispute between the Sultan of Oman Qaboos Bin Saeed Al Said and the Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah Sheikh Saqr Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, caused by incidents including the establishment of Omani patrols in Ras Al Khaimah, and the towing away of an oil rig off the coast of Ras Al Khaimah in a south-westerly direction
  • The offshore operating limits of Union Oil Company
  • The comments of J P Bannerman on the median line agreement between Iran and Oman
  • The assistance provided to Oman by the Abu Dhabi Fund for Arab Economic Development
  • A proposal by the UK Foreign Secretary David Owen for establishing an Omani embassy in the UAE

The file also contains correspondence on:

  • A report in the Kuwaiti daily Al Siyasa on an alleged meeting between Soviet generals, the Cuban Defence Minister, and officers from East Germany and South Yemen in Ethiopia, and the arrival of military advisors from a north African country (possibly Libya) in Ras Al Khaimah
  • The alleged murder of Captain Abdulla Saeed Al Rasibi of the UAE Army in Ras Al Khaimah