The Economy and Constitution Develop 1990 – 1999


As Oman developed economically and constitutionally (Vision 2020 in 1995 and the Basic Law in 1996), the relationship with Britain continued to widen and deepen. Following the exchange of State Visits senior members of the Royal Family became regular visitors to the Sultanate as did Ministers, leaders of the armed forces, business people, academics and specialists in many fields; the number of British travellers and tourists also increased steadily. The Prime Minister, John Major noted during HM The Sultan’s private visit to Britain in 1992 “The Sultan is a very senior ruler in the region and I very much value the advice and assistance that we receive from him on so many matters."