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Friday, January 30, 2015  

Haitham, Brunei minister discuss cultural relations
MUSCAT Official talks between the Sultanate and Brunei Darussalam at the Heritage and Culture Ministry on Wednesday focused on ways to boost bilateral ties.  

HH Sayyid Haitham Bin Tariq Al Said, Minister of Heritage and Culture, chaired the Omani side. The Brunei side was chaired by Pehin Haji Hazair Bin Haji Abdullah, Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports in Brunei Darussalam.  

Haitham highlighted the historic ties between the Sultanate and Brunei and the high level of cooperation in various fields. He also highlighted efforts being exerted to renew the MoU between the Heritage and Culture Ministry and the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports in Brunei Darussalam, on cultural cooperation during 2012.  

Haitham said the visit will open new horizons for cultural ties between the two countries and aims to exchange ideas in cultural fields.  

Haitham drew attention towards various joint cultural areas in terms of the tangible or intangible heritage. He stressed the importance of utilising the ties in areas of heritage and culture and unifying viewpoints in regional and international conferences.  

The Brunei minister also affirmed the strong historic and cultural ties binding the two countries.  

The talks focused on participation in cultural activities and organising cultural days in the two countries. They also discussed exchanging cultural publications, taking part in book fairs in the two countries, and exchanging expertise in areas of heritage and culture.  

HE Sheikh Sa’ad Bin Mohammed Al Sa’adi, Minister of Sports Affairs, received the Brunei minister at his office on Wednesday.

They discussed ways to boost cooperation in the sports and youth-related fields.

HE Sheikh Rashad Bin Ahmed Al Hinai, Undersecretary at the Ministry of Sports Affairs, and the delegation accompanying to the guest attended the meeting.

Oman News Agency
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