The Revolution and the Empire
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 representative in Muscat was forgotten.
In 1803, Napoleon 1st attempted to establish diplomatic relations by sending a Consul, Mr. De Cavaignac to Muscat, but the regent Badr Bin Sayf, influenced by the British, refused to receive him.
In 1807, the new Sultan Said bin Sultan (who became Sayyid Said the Great and who reigned until 1856), agreed to sign a French-Omani agreement with the Governor of Ile de France, Captain General Decaen.