Omani delegation, which presented its country as a reaction to an invitation of the Czech-Oman Committee of the Foreign Section of the Czech Chamber of Commerce from 9th to 15th of October, came to the Czech Republic.
The Sultanate of Oman was represented by a delegation led by Mohammed Hashim Alawi Al-Shahab, representative of the Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The goal was to introduce Oman, which became a new Middle East region strategic partner of the Czech Republic, and to build deeper friendly relations of both countries. Exposition of the calligrapher Saleh Al Shukairi, seminar about business opportunities, and introduction of Omani cuisine with exotic products from the farm of Sheik Ziyad Talib Al Maawali from Barka at the Farmers’ Markets on Kulaťák were part of the Week of Culture and Business of the Sultanate of Oman in the Czech Republic under the name The Art of Business from 9th to 15th of October. Many conferences with the Minister of Health, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Senate of the Czech Republic, Czech Chamber of Commerce, National Museum in Prague, Municipal district of Prague 6, and many more representatives of the Czech Republic, about more future cooperation in different fields took place during the week. The delegation also met with the ambassadors of the countries that are part of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation in the Czech Republic. The event was organised by the Czech-Oman Committee of the Foreign Section of the Czech Chamber of Commerce and the Czech-Oman Business & Art Council in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Embassy of the Czech Republic in Riyadh, and the Art of Cultural Diversities.
The Sultanate of Oman, same as the Czech Republic, has unrivaled advantageous position when it comes to its location within the region, which contributes to its business opportunities. Oman is strategically located between Europe and Asia, and is also the gateway to the Middle East with great history and cultural heritage. At the moment, it is also the only country that can freely trade with Qatar and Iran. Oman is very well aware of this convenient situation and has been focusing on enhancement of the infrastructure, building new harbours and airport, and diversification of economy for the past five years. Oman is also opening several new shopping zones to simplify business within the country but also the region in general. The Czech Republic is historically speaking the centre of strong industrial economy and agriculture in the Central Europe and is also the heart of culture and science, which has a long-established tradition in this country. New nanotechnological factories, start-up companies, art projects, scientific conferences, and programmes for the whole world are being created in the Czech Republic. Czech Republic, like the Sultanate of Oman, is open to international cooperation, which can enrich both countries.