Internal Political Situation: Trucial States

FO 371/148917 1960

This file contains correspondence relating to:

  • Selection of two Sudanese teachers for the Trucial Oman Scouts School and one for the Agricultural School in Dubai, all of whom would be immediately available and the terms of their employment (15)
  • Report on Abu Dhabi by R McGregor, based on his four months as Political Officer, focusing on the Ruler of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Shakhbut Bin Sultan Al Nahyan and his possible successor (16)
  • Appointment of officials for Abu Dhabi. The Sudanese Minister of Interior is prepared to provide a Secretary and a Land Registry man, with approximate salaries of £2000 and £850 respectively (18)
  • D F Hawley's report on the positions to be filled by Sudanese personnel in Trucial States projects (19)
  • Recruitment of Sudanese teachers at the Trade School, Agricultural School and Scouts School in Dubai and the Trade School at Sharjah (22)
  • Suggestion that contracts be drawn up for prospective Sudanese teachers in the Trucial States and the appropriate governmental channels for such appointments (24)
  • British Embassy in Khartoum's request to the Foreign Office for written authority on return fares paid by Sudanese teachers travelling to the Trucial States (25)
  • Information from Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan that Sheikh Shakhbut has written to the Ruler of Kuwait Sheikh Abdulla Al Salem Al Sabah to request a secretary/administrator (26)
  • Details of contracts for Sudanese teachers given by J Taylor (27)
  • Political activities of the the Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah Sheikh Saqr Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi’s nephews: Sheikh Abdulla Bin Humaid Al Qasimi [Mohammad Bin Humaid] and Sheikh Abdul Aziz Bin Humaid Al Qasimi. Sheikh Abdulla has called for a legislative council presided over by the Ruler as a potential precursor to a move against Britain and Ras Al Khaimah students in Kuwait have formed a committee expressing similar sentiments. According to information from Ali Bustani and Rashid Bin Lootah, Sheikh Saqr suspects other family members are behind his nephews’ activities and wants to take some action. Sheikh Mohammad Bin Saleem Al Qasimi and Sheikh Humaid Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, the Ruler's father and brother, held a meeting with Sheikh Saqr attended by the nephews who have apologised (28-29)
  • Recruitment from Jordan of 22 teachers and customs officials for Abu Dhabi by Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Al Nahyan the cousin of Sheikh Shakhbut (30)
  • Appointment of Mustafa Majed Al Din and Kamal Al Hamza from the Sudanese Ministry of Local Government to their posts in Dubai (31)