PR No. 149 AMBASSADOR CONVENES TALKS WITH INFORMATION MINISTER Islamabad: April 17, 2017
H.E Ali Javed, Ambassador of Pakistan to Oman was received earlier today, by Hon’ble Minister for Information HE Dr. Abdulmonam Mansoor Al-Hasani. On the occasion that lasted 75 minutes, both sides undertook comprehensive review of bilateral relations and discussed cooperation between the Ministries of Information, says a press release received here today from Muscat.
The Ambassador expressed appreciation for his Majesty 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 Mr. Hamza and briefed the Minister on recent visit by Chairman, BoG Overseas Pakistanis Foundation Barrister Malik.
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. Ambassador also shared that he was participating in Pakistani Christian community Easter Service later today in 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.
Observing that Ministry of Information bears the central responsibility in projecting bilateral relations and expressing keenness to introduce new venues of cooperation, the Minister stated that through exchange of journalists and prominent members of civil society, both sides would mutually promote bilateral understanding, people-to-people exchanges and preserved the historical linkages between Oman and Pakistan.