Tehran exhibition displays documents on cultural ties between Iran, Oman 

July 17, 2018

TEHRAN – An exhibition displaying a collection of historical documents on cultural and political relations between Iran and Oman opened at the National Library and Archives of Iran (NLAI) on Monday evening.

The exhibit was inaugurated during a special ceremony by NLAI deputy director Fariborz Khosravi and the director of Oman’s National Records and Archives Authority, Hamad bin Mohammad Aldhouyeni, the NLAI announced.

Part of the collection features the oral history of the Omani Civil War in Dhofar during the 1960s and 1970s, which ended with the defeat of the rebels by support from Iranian and British forces.
 
“Most of the Iranian troops and commanders who were sent to Oman at that time have died or are in their old age, therefore collecting the oral history of the event could be interesting for people in both countries,” Khosravi said at the ceremony.

He asked Oman to compile a bibliography of the rare Persian manuscripts preserved at its National Records and Archives Authority. 

For his part, Bin Mohammad Aldhouyeni said that Oman is ready to collaborate with Iran in organizing mutual cultural meetings and exhibitions.

He along with a number of colleagues paid a visit to various sections of the NLAI.

Photo: NLAI deputy director Fariborz Khosravi (R) and the director of Oman’s National Records and Archives Authority, Hamad bin Mohammad Aldhouyeni (R), cut a ribbon to launch an exhibition of a collection of historical documents on cultural and political relations between Iran and Oman at the NLAI in Tehran on July 16, 2018. (NLAI)  

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