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Omani publications corner opens in Brunei

2 Aug 2021

Al Khalil bin Ahmed al Farahidi Corner for Omani Publications was inaugurated at the Library of the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports in Brunei Darussalam on Monday.

The inauguration ceremony was held in cooperation with the sultanate’s embassy in Brunei Darussalam under the patronage of Dato Aminuddin Ehsan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports. The corner aims to strengthen the cultural cooperation between the two countries.

H E Sheikh Ahmed Hashel al Maskari, Oman’s Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam, said the move is part of the embassy’s endeavour to continue strengthening the outstanding relations of cooperation and friendship between the sultanate and Brunei Darussalam in culture and related fields.

It also aims to support the initiatives launched by the Bruneian government to encourage young people to adopt a culture of reading, by enriching public libraries in Brunei with different types of books covering various fields of knowledge.

The ceremony also included a cultural exhibition that displayed pictures of important heritage, cultural and tourist sites in the sultanate, as well as prominent landmarks of the Omani Renaissance.

The event is a result of the embassy’s efforts exerted throughout the past few years, as six corners of Omani publications were launched in public libraries affiliated to higher education institutions and other official bodies in Brunei Darussalam. The six corners include over 2,000 publications that highlight contributions of Omani scholars, thinkers and researchers.

 

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