Presentation and chronological account
At the end of the first World War, France is now well established in Djibouti and closes down its consulate in Muscat (1920), transferring its responsibilities to the French consulate in Bombay. The good relations (...)
From 1814 to 1840, France retook a foothold in the Indian Ocean, and relationships were re-established, this time between Muscat and the Bourbon Island (Reunion). In the 1840’s, Oman was at the height of its (...)
However, the French Revolution in Paris set the mutual development of the two countries back. The French were preoccupied with other matters, and business was not followed up. The project to appoint a resident (...)
The first French-Omani contacts go back to the 1660’s, when the merchant ships from the Indies Company trading with the Persian Gulf put into Muscat’s port, one of the best trading places of the region.
Muscatis had (...)