Students learn about Oman’s history, culture

Azlan Othman

Ma’had Islam Brunei, Tutong students learned about the history and culture of the Sultanate of Oman during a visit to the Oman Embassy in Brunei Darussalam.

The visit was part of the embassy’s efforts to foster ties with the people of Brunei, within the framework of public diplomacy, which is considered an effective tool to help formulate people’s perception of each other’s countries and cultures. The visiting group comprised 20 students accompanied by two teachers.

Ambassador of the Sultanate of Oman to Brunei Darussalam Sheikh Ahmed bin Hashel Al-Maskari presented on aspects of Oman’s cultural and tourism appeal such as its geographic location, natural beauty and diverse landscapes, in addition to its culture and heritage.

The ambassador’s presentation also explored some of the similarities between the Sultanate of Oman and Brunei Darussalam including the form of governance practised in both countries, and efforts to modernise while maintaining distinct cultural identities.

Sheikh Ahmed concluded his presentation by addressing the rapid development of bilateral relations between the two Sultanates.

Ambassador of the Sultanate of Oman to Brunei Darussalam Sheikh Ahmed bin Hashel Al-Maskari in a group photo with Ma’had Islam Brunei students. PHOTO: AZLAN OTHMAN