Oman Week & Exhibition in Brussels
Symposium on "Oman: Bridging the Difference",
European Parliament, 19 October 2000

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In honour of 30 years of leadership by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said of Oman, a Sultanate of Oman Week and Exhibition is being held in Brussels from 17 to 22 October (exhibition lasts until 29 October). The following is the programme for the symposium at the European parliament on "Oman: Bridging the Difference" held on Thursday, 19 October 2000, 9:00 - 12:30 hours, at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium. The focus is on Oman's strategic importance and on the role of women in Oman's culture, society and politics.


9:00 hours
Wecome Address
Mr. Michel Dary, MEP, France (PSE, Socialist), Chairman of the European Parliament Delegation to the Mashreq Countries and the Gulf

9:10 hours
Opening Address
Mrs. Nicole Fontaine, MEP, France (PPE, Conservatives), President of the European Parliament

9:30 hours
Panel on "History and Perspectives of Oman as a Gate to the Gulf" 10:20 hours
Plenary Debate

10:50 hours
Coffee break

11:10 hours
Panel on "Development in Culture, Society and Politics: the Role of Women"
11:50 hours
Final Debate

12:30 hours
Visit to the Oman Photo Exhibition and Luncheon, hosted by H.E. Khadija bint Hassan bin Salman al-Lawati, Ambassador of the Sultanate of Oman to the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxemburg, in honour of H.H. Sayyid Shabib bin Taimur Al Said, His Majesty's Adviser on Environmental Affairs.

Further information may also be obtained from the Information Representative of the Sultanate of Oman in Brussels, Rio D. Praaning, Franklinstraat 108, 1000 Brussels, Tel. +32-2-7358396, Fax +33-2-7358466, e-mail

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