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Yearbook 1998

Oman. According to Countryaah, Oman's new two-chamber parliament began working in January. A great deal of energy went into finding collaborative forms for the two chambers, Majlis ash-shura elected in October 1997 and Majlis ad-dawla appointed by the Sultan in December 1997.

1998 Oman

In April and May, the 50th International Whaling Conference was held in the capital Muskat at Omanviken. 300 delegates from 40 countries participated.

In November, a new container port was opened in Salala in the south, thus replacing Dubai as the largest transhipment port on the route between Africa and Asia.

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