The Embassy of Oman in Brunei recently held a cultural night at the Indera Samudera Hall, Empire Hotel and Country Club, celebrating 15 years of diplomatic relationship between Oman and Brunei.
The cultural night which aimed at strengthening bilateral ties between both countries entertained its guests with traditional Omani music performed by members from the Omani Oud Hobbyist Association.
Ambassador of Oman to Brunei Darussalam Sheikh Ahmed Hashel Al-Maskari in his welcoming speech said that the countries’ relationship has grown stronger.
“Such bilateral cultural activities help to shed some light on the diversity of different cultures. It helps us learn just a little bit more about each other,” he said.
Since 2003, the ambassador added, Oman has achieved a number of significant milestones in Brunei, including becoming the first embassy to hold an exhibition at the Royal Regalia Museum.
Further adding to the milestones, this year Oman participated at the Brunei Book Fair as a country of honour.
The book fair paved the way for increasing cultural links between both countries and allows visitors to know more about Oman’s rich history and culture.
During the cultural night, guests were shown a video documentary highlighting the relationship between Brunei and Oman over the past years titled “Brunei as viewed by an Omani lens”.
Moreover, audience also had the opportunity to watch a film on Oman Halwa by Oman T.V.
Throughout the night guests enjoyed an up close and personal experience as they embraced Omani culture through food.
Invited guests were treated to an array of traditional Omani delicacies such as Baked Salmon Chermoula, Beef Eggplant Zuchinni Mousakka and Chicken Shahi Kurma, among others.
Present to grace the event was Her Royal Highness Princess Fadzilah Lubabul Bolkiah.