Manah – German President Dr Frank-Walter Steinmeier and his spouse Elke Büdenbender visited Oman Across Ages Museum in the wilayat of Manah, and the Nizwa Fort – Oman’s one of the most prominent national monuments – on Tuesday as part of their official visit to the sultanate.
At the museum, the visiting dignitaries were received by Eng Al Yaqdhan Abdullah al Harthi, Director General of the Museum, along with a number of other officials.
The President and his spouse went on a tour of the museum and listened to a briefing about the facility’s design inspired by the rugged topography of Al Hajar Mountains. They toured the History Hall and the Renaissance Hall, which present interactive displays to the visitors.
They took note of antiques and manuscripts that demonstrate the depth and authenticity of Omani history. They were briefed about modern technologies that characterise the museum and the services that the museum provides for visitors.
At the conclusion of their visit, Dr Steinmeier and his spouse signed the Senior Visitor’s Register, conveying their thanks for the hospitality accorded to them, and describing Oman as a “country of rich history and prosperous future”.
At Nizwa Fort, the guests were received by Sheikh Hilal bin Saeed al Hajri, Governor of Dakhiliyah, and Saleh bin Dhiab al Rubaie, wali of Nizwa.
They also received souvenirs presented by children from Nizwa.
The German President was accompanied during the visit by Nasr Hamoud al Kindi, Secretary General of the Royal Court Affairs, Chairman of Board of Trustees of Oman Across Ages Museum; H E Eng Said Hamoud al Ma’awali, Minister of Transport, Communications and Information Technology (Head of the Mission of Honour); H E Dr Rahma Ibrahim al Mahrouqi, Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, among other officials.