MUSCAT (DNA): Pakistan and Oman can enhance bilateral understanding and people to people contacts through exchange of journalists and members of civil society.
“This would also help to preserve the historical linkages between the two countries,” said Omani Minister for Information Dr. Abdulmonam Mansoor Al-Hasani during a meeting with Ambassador of Pakistan to Oman Ali Javed in Muscat. Both sides undertook comprehensive review of bilateral relations and discussed cooperation between the Ministries of Information, said a press release received here on Tuesday from Muscat.
The Ambassador expressed appreciation for Sultan of Oman, Qaboos bin Said as a beacon of hope and peace and conveyed greetings from the Pakistani counterpart. He was assisted by Embassy Spokesperson Syeda Ramallah and Ameer Hamza, a Pakistani student undergoing Ph.D in Oman, who recently concluded the 600-paged Urdu translation of a book authored on His Majesty Sultan Qaboos titled, ‘Sultanate of Sultan.’
The Ambassador shared Embassy’s information outreach initiatives including Embassy Newsletter with 3,000 copies in English and Arabic, ‘WhatsApp Broadcast’ (+968 9198 0458) launched in January 2017 with 9,000 followers, Arabic language Facebook on Pakistani Community etc. He presented a copy of Embassy Newsletter as well as the translation work by Hamza and briefed the Minister on recent visit by Chairman, BoG Overseas Pakistanis Foundation Barrister Malik.
The Ambassador added that ‘Oman Message of Islam,’ an international exhibition that projects the peaceful message of Islam, was hosted by Pakistan Embassy on the premises of Pakistan School Muscat in February 2017 while one is planned for Ramadan. He also shared that he participated in Pakistani Christian community Easter Service at a local Church to foster inter-faith harmony.
The Minister expressed satisfaction over the status of existing relations and cited his resolve to reinvigorate cooperation in its entire spectrum. He expressed admiration for the services rendered by Pakistani community in Omani and praised Pakistani educational institutions and think tanks.