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Cultural Relations

Tuesday، 29 September 2015 - 12:00 AM

Omani-Egyptian relations dates back to ancient history i.e. 3500 years ago. This greatly promoted cooperation between the two countries at the political, strategic ,social and cultural levels.

Media and cultural relations between the two countries are illustrated in the  following:

 On March 21-27/ 2016, Egyptian participation in the Muscat Film Festival.

 A statement by the Sultanate of Oman welcomed the Egyptian participation in Muscat International Film Festival. It said that, the usual warmth of the Egyptian art and the creativity were witnessed.  Samir Sabri; Boussi; Karim Abdel Aziz and the late artist Nour El Sherif have been honored there.

On May 15, 2014 Egypt and Oman signed a memorandum of understanding for media cooperation between the Sultanate's government, represented by the Omani Ministry of Information and the Egyptian government, represented by the State Information Service (SIS).

The Memorandum of Understanding was considered an activation to both the Cultural agreement that was concluded in 1974 and the Media Cooperation Protocol that was signed in 1983.

The memorandum includes strengthening media cooperation; exchange of experiences to improve the skills of human cadres and the agreement to develop cooperation through several channels of communication through the exchange of news on current events between the two countries; giving them the priority in  in publishing, printing in audio-visual media and  websites,in addition to the exchange of studies and information.

The memorandum also supports the joint production of printed and electronic publications that shed light on Omani-Egyptian relations in various aspects reflecting the historical and contemporary sides.

They agreed also to afford the necessary facilities for researchers and specialists to obtain media expertise and skills.


Al-Azhar plays a leading role on the religious scale in Oman and there is a protocol signed between Al-Azhar and the Omani Awqaf Ministry and the Ministry of Religious Affairs,.Representatives for both ministries met in the framework of the Joint Commission.

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