Oman-China media fest to start in Beijing today
MUSCAT: Dr Abdulmunim bin Mansour al Hasani, Minister of Information, (pictured) will take part in the cultural media event to be held in Beijing on Sunday as part of the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Oman and China, in addition to the unveiling the plaque of the Sohar Vessel Memorial in the Chinese City of Guangzhou. The Omani-Sino Media and Cultural Festival includes many media, cultural, artistic and musical events, which last for several days. It reflects the importance of these relations at present and in the future.
The Omani-Sino relations have been characterised by a depth and history spanning over 2,000 years. While Omanis were the first to reach the shores of China, Omani-Sino relations were always based on many common points between the Omani and Chinese civilisations, especially peace-loving spirit, belief in the importance of dialogue, understanding and mutual respect.
For forty years, the diplomatic relations between the Sultanate of Oman and the People’s Republic of China steadily achieved much growth and prosperity. On May 25, 2018, which marked the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations, His Majesty Sultan Qaboos and President Xi Jinping of China, decided to establish the strategic partnership between the two countries, which is the culmination of the continuous development of these established relations.
This means developing the mechanisms, means and fields of cooperation between the two countries and the active Omani participation in the projects related to the “Belt and Road” initiative announced by the Chinese President and implemented to revive the Silk Road. As well as the full implementation of the complementary advantages of the two friendly countries in economy, trade, industry, traditional and renewable energy, scientific research, culture, tourism, media, youth, sports and other fields that achieve more prosperity for the two states and the friendly Omani and Chinese peoples, both at present and in the future.