PARIS A centre of Omani Cultural Days at Unesco was opened in Paris on Monday. Activities of the Omani Cultural Days is organised by the Sultan Qaboos Centre for Islamic Culture in co-operation with the Unesco and with the participation of ministries and cultural institutions in the Sultanate.
The opening ceremony was held under the auspices of HE Ahmed Bin Nasser Al Mahrazi, the Sultanate’s Ambassador to France, and in the presence of HE Dr Abdullah Bin Nasser Al Harasi, Chairman of the Public Authority for Radio and Television, HE Habib Bin Mohammed Al Riyami, Secretary-General of the Sultan Qaboos Centre for Islamic Culture, Her Excellency Dr Samira Bint Mohammed Bin Moussa, Permanent Delegate of the Sultanate at the Unesco, HE Dr Moussa Bin Ja’far Bin Hassan, Adviser of the Sultanate’s Delegation at the Unesco, ambassadors, and permanent delegates of the GCC states, Arab and foreign countries at the Unesco along with several French and Unesco officials.
Al Riyami said mutual communication, openness and engagement with the events serve to build bridges of cooperation. He said Omani Days showcase Sultanate’s vision during various eras and ages. Ahmed Al Mahrazi said the new centre plays a significant role in spreading information on the Sultanate’s history.
The opening ceremony included two movies about Omani daily lifestyles and the Omani sites registered with the Unesco. An exhibition titled ‘Omani History and Civilisation’ was held on the sidelines of the event. It includes Omani documentations, samples of craft industries, traditional industries and printings.