|Name Yusuf Alawi||Role Politician|
|Similar People Qaboos bin Said al Said, Said bin Taimur, Ahmed bin Hamad al‑Khalili, Saud bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz, Said bin Sultan - Sultan of|
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Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, Arabic: يوسف بن علوي بن عبد الله (born 1945) is an Omani politician. He is currently the Sultanate of Oman's Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs. The Sultan remains the official Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Alawi studied and worked in Kuwait. In 1970 he met sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said for the first time, shortly after his take-over. Alawi had been a dissident and associated with a Dhofar liberation movemnent against the current Sultan's father. However, once Sultan Qaboos came to power he encouraged Omani dissidents to come out of overseas exile and help rebuild Oman. From 1973 till 1974 Yusuf bin Alawi was ambassador in Beirut.
He was appointed as the Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs in 1997 by Royal Decree No. 85/97.
Alawi has recently met with the US Secretary of State in Washington to discuss ways to better engage Iran. Oman is unusual in the Gulf Arab nations in that it has a long history of cordial relations with Tehran, something Washington is keen to make use of in resolving a number of regional security issues.