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The Sultanate Participates in Arab Culture Ministers Meeting



Muscat, May 11 (ONA) —- The Sultanate, represented by the Ministry of Heritage and Culture participated today in the extraordinary meeting of the Arab Culture Ministers via video conferencing.


      The meeting was held to discuss impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the heritage and culture sectors and the procedures that have been taken to face the repercussions on the two sectors, in addition to the mechanisms for setting a unified post-pandemic Arab strategy.


      During the meeting, Salim bin Mohammed Al Mahrooqi, Minister of Heritage and Culture, said “There is no doubt that Coronavirus’ impact on the Sultanate is not very different from the rest of the countries, in terms of cancelling many cultural activities, programs and events, in addition grounding the publishing industry to a halt, and closing many castles, forts, museums and archaeological sites, as well as the postponement or cancellation of some seasonal projects and festivals, in addition to the financial losses.”


      He pointed out that several measures have been taken to schedule events and projects.