March 2017 Report

His Majesty issued 6 royal decrees this month. The subjects of these royal decrees can be summarised as follows:

Government Restructuring

The competences of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and its organisation structure were updated this month to reflect recent administrative changes.

Official Appointments

His Highness Sayyid Asaad bin Tariq Al Said was appointed as the Deputy Prime Minister for International Relations and Cooperation.


Royal Decrees No 12/2017, 13/2017, 14/2017, and 15/2017 ratified a variety of oil exploration related agreements.

Website progress update

Currently, there are 4,103 royal decrees available on, the number of them available in full-text format increased from 1200 to 1305 in March.