Back in 1833…
The OABC exists to foster economic and commercial development between the USA and the Sultanate of Oman, and is built upon a deep international friendship forged through centuries of trade and amity between the two nations. In fact, the United States’ interactions with the Sultanate of Oman were some of America’s earliest official dealings with the Middle East.
The 24 Stars
The OABC logo celebrates the first bilateral trade accord between the US and any Gulf state, signed in Muscat in 1833: The Treaty of Amity and Commerce. While you likely didn’t count them, you can notice the placement of 24 stars in the OABC logo: representing the 24 states that existed at the time of this notable treaty.
Read the timeline below to learn more about the historic relationship between the USA and Oman.