Every year, the Sultan Qaboos Bin Said Al Said rewards the best Omani students with a travel around the world. For the first time, this year, the Omani delegation traveled through a part of Central Europe. The two-week program was closed on June 20th, 2019 with a gala evening at the Lobkowicz Palace. We were involved in organizing a unique intercultural event, where we met important personalities from the world of politics, science and culture both from the Sultanate of Oman and the Czech Republic.
We have prepared, together with representatives of Charles University, a varied program for the Omani delegation – the students of the Sultan Qaboos University and their entourage. During the networking evening, we painted on glass thanks to the workshop of the Association of Glass and Jewelry Manufacturers, we assembled puzzles, many of us have been portrayed by a caricaturist… Thanks to the musical performances of Omani students, we looked into the Oriental Arab culture. In conclusion, we gave the Omani delegation members gifts made of crystal birds from the traditional Czech company Rückl.
Relations between the Sultanate of Oman and the Czech Republic have seen significant developments in recent years – for example, an unprecedented tourism development.
We were shown the potential of a cooperation between the two countries during speeches both by Omani and Czech personalities.
During the evening, the speakers of the Omani mission, Hon. Dr. Badria Ibrahim Khalfan Al-Shihi, Member of the State Council and irector of the Center for Preparatory Studies at Sultan Qaboos University, and writer , and H.E. Dr. Mohammed bin Saleh Al Gheilani, Head of the GCC Permanent Commission to the UN in Vienna. The Czech Republic was represented by Mgr. Radek Vondráček, Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Republic. Our College was represented by doc. Ing. Monika Palatkova, PhD, Vice-Rector for foreign relations and PR, David Melas, M.Phil, Statutory Director.
Thanks to this event, we had the opportunity to introduce our school and programs for foreign students to the Omani delegation . We are looking forward to another cooperation!