Egypt s Minister of Culture Ines Abdel-Dayem received on Sunday Rawya bint Saud Al Busaidi, the Minister of Higher Education of the Sultanate of Oman and director of the board of the Sultanate s Royal Opera House to discuss intensifying cultural and artistic cooperation between the two countries.
Abdel-Dayem expressed her happiness with the participation of Oman s first troupe for music and folk arts in the 28th edition of the Arab Music Festival and Conference, running from 1 to 12 November.
Abdel-Dayem welcomed the invitation for Egypt to participate in the celebrations of the Golden Anniversary of Sultan Qaboos ascent to the throne in 2020.
The Omani minister suggested a number of cultural and artistic exchange projects between Egypt and Oman. She also encouraged depending on a number of Egyptian experts to establish creative centers in various parts of Oman to discover and develop talent. This is in addition to preparing a protocol of cooperation between the Cairo Opera House and the Royal Opera of Oman.
Furthermore, the two sides proposed to hold a joint festival that includes a variety of artistic activities and folkloric performances for children and youth that reflect the artistic nature of the two communities.
At the end of the meeting, Abdel-Dayem presented a series of publications issued by the various sectors of Egypt s culture ministry to the Omani Minister of Higher Education.