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Oman attracts more than 200,000 visitors at Expo 2010

2010. 17 May

( The number of visitors to the Omani Pavilion at Shanghai Expo 2010 in China, since the opening of the pavilion till date amounted to more than 200,000, about 6% of the total number of visitors to Shanghai Expo 2010 (3 million visitors).

The rate of visitors to the Omani side is a positive indicators about the ability of the
pavilion to lure visitors and provide them with the opportunity to have knowledge about the development and construction boom witnessed by the Sultanate.

A number of Their Excellencies and VIPs visited the pavilion including Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al Nahyan, U.A.E Foreign Minister, Omar Ahmed Udai al Baitar, the U.A.E ambassador to Peoples' Republic of China and their accompanying delegation. They toured the stands at the pavilion and expressed their admiration with the pavilion which reflects the progress made by the Sultanate in all fields.

The Omani pavilion at Shanghai Expo 2010 also received Saqr Ghubash, U.A.E Labour Minister, Mohammed al Murr, Chairman of Dubai Cultural Council and their accompanying delegation. They expressed their joy for the distinguished efforts made to provide a true picture about Oman in the past and present and the relationship of this with the Expo title "Better City,Better Life". The pavilion has presented this theme in a good manner.

The Omani pavilion also received Mahdi Mustafawi, Advisor of the Iranian President and Chairman of the Islamic Cultural Relations Organization and his accompanying delegation. While touring the pavilion, they expressed their admiration with the pavilion and its embodiment for the bio, tourism and cultural diversity in the Sultanate.

The visitors to the pavilion also include some officials from Sichuan province, the governor of self-rules Internal Mongolia. The guest and his accompanying delegation toured the pavilion and expressed their admiration for the rich heritage and culture of the Sultanate. They affirmed that the Expo is a good opportunity to review the heritage and culture of peoples and provide visitors with the opportunity to have deeper knowledge about these countries.

Officials from Guandong province Governor's office accompanied by Ahmed Hussain al Yafie, the Trade Representative and Chairman of the Arab Community at Guanazhou province also toured the pavilion and expressed their admiration with the pavilion's facilities and its internal and external design which reflect the Omani peculiarity and identity.

On the other hand, Khalid bin Salim al Zahimi, Supervisor of the Omani pavilion at the Expo participated at the celebration made to mark the Canadian National Day. The celebration included a number of art performance and symphonies that reflect the Canadian culture. He also attended the celebration made at a ship on Shanghai river to mark the National day of the Republic of Malta.

He also attended a luncheon marking South Korea's hosting of Expo 2012.
Sayyid Badr bin Hamad bin Hamoud al Busaidi, Secretary General of the Oman Foreign Ministry
Today, Sayyid Badr bin Hamad bin Hamoud al Busaidi, Secretary General of the Oman Foreign Ministry visited the Sultanate's Pavilion at 'Expo Shanghai' 2010 in China.

Sayyid Badr signed the visitors' book, expressed his pride with the Sultanate's Pavilion that reflects the achievements in the Sultanate, thanks to the Royal attention of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said. He appreciated the good arrangements and facilities offered by the Chinese concerned authorities to make the event a success.

He also visited the Chinese Pavilion, in addition, to pavilions of brotherly and friendly countries. He urged Omanis to visit Shanghai Expo 2010 to view it's contents.

Sayyid Badr was accompanied during the tour by Sheikh Abdullah bin Saleh al Sa'di, Sultanate's ambassador to the People's Republic of China and other officials. (ONA)