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Unesco Silk Road online platform meeting to be held in Muscat

Unesco Silk Road on the internet platform meeting to be held in Muscat

The occasion will take spot in conjunction with the opening of the ‘Youth Eyes on the Silk Roads Photo Contest’ travelling photo exhibition, and the ‘Exhibition of Chinese Silk, Porcelain and Tea’, the press was told at the National Museum.

Organised by the Ministry of Heritage and Culture (MHC), the briefing was held in the presence of Jamal bin Hassan al Moussawi, director common of National Museum, and Rahma bint Qasim al Farsi, director common of museums in the ministry. Also present was Hassan bin Mohammed bin Ali al Lawati, advisor to the Minister of Heritage and Culture for Heritage Affairs.

A public conference titled, ‘Contributions of the Maritime Silk Roads to the Development of a Shared Cultural Heritage’, will also take spot on October 30.

MHC, getting the sultanate’s representative in Unesco’s International Network, and vice president of the International Silk Road Platform Network, is keen to highlight the active function in this platform, the possibilities it can provide in this field and the future outlook for this platform. Oman is 1 of the 5 nations that actively supports this project and has also supplied economic assistance. It also supported the Unesco Silk Roads project titled ‘An Integrated Study of Silk Roads, Methods of Dialogue 1988-1997’.

The sultanate is the very first Gulf and Arab nation to host the meetings of the Unesco International Network.

Countries attending the meeting consist of Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Turkey, South Korea, Iraq, Jordan, Portugal, Spain, Kazakhstan, Iran, Germany, Russia, Georgia, Mongolia amongst other individuals.

The occasion also aims to market awareness of the Silk Roads project of the frequent heritage by highlighting in certain its transnational elements, which connects individuals from distinct regions. It will also market intercultural dialogue, friendship and cooperation, particularly amongst young individuals.

The official opening ceremony of the occasion will be held at the National Museum on October 29.

H E Dr Madeeha bint Ahmed bin Nassir al Shaibaniyah, Minister of Education, will inaugurate the exhibition. The silk, tea and porcelain exhibition will be held for two and a half weeks.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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