Foz do Iguaçu: The '48th Stop of Islam Mission from the Sultanate of Oman' exhibition organised by the Ministry of Awqaf and Religious Affairs was launched at Foz do Iguaçu in Brazil on Tuesday, under the auspices of Reni Clovis de Souza Pereira, Mayor of Foz do Iguaçu.
Among those who graced the occasion were Dr Khalid bin Said Al Jaradi, Sultanate's accredited Ambassador to Brazil, members of the Brazilian parliament, representatives of Arab and Islamic communities, a number of businessmen, media representatives and university students.
At the beginning of the launching ceremony, the Sultanate's accredited ambassador to Brazil said that this mission stresses the importance of joining hands to ensure peace and constructive living so that everyone can enjoy the fruits of fair comprehensive development.
Reni Clovis de Souza Pereira, the Mayor of Foz do Iguaçu said that such exhibitions help in enhancing cultural integration among peoples and will enhance the knowledge of Brazilians about Islam and Islamic culture.
Dr Mohammed bin Said Al Ma'amari, the scientific adviser at the office of the Minister of Awqaf and Religious Affairs and General Supervisor of the Foreign Exhibitions hailed the support provided by the Brazilian officials to ensure the success of the exhibition.
He pointed out that the exhibition displays the Sultanate's experience in religious tolerance and peaceful coexistence with other races; a unique experience the world can benefit from and build upon. The Brazilian side praised the Omani initiative. Many officials said that it is a good opportunity to familiarise with the Omani culture, its history and the achievements made under the leadership of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said.