Bilateral friendship societies such as the German-Omani Society have the task to initiate the widest possible range of contacts between the citizens and the social, economic, political, and cultural actors and scientists of both countries. Typically as non-governmental organizations (NGOs), they pursue projects that are often referred to as grass-root activities, and as such they are independent of government directives, although in their own interest they maintain good and close relations with government agencies. The German-Omani Association is among the longest-established and well-recognized organizations of its kind.
It was founded in 1992 in Bonn. The founding members include more than 30 people from industry, academia, politics and diplomacy. The actual headquarter is in Leipzig. There are currently more than 150 members, and we would welcome many more!
Germany is connected with the Sultanate of Oman through good and friendly connections. During the last five decades the Sultanate of Oman has successfully developed into a modern state with a strong traditional component, but its contacts with Germany go back for centuries.
Our Society is committed to the maintenance, expansion and deepening of relations between the civil societies of Germany and Oman in the many fields, including politics and economic cooperation. In its founding statutes the Society has set itself the goal of promoting "understanding and friendship between the people of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Sultanate of Oman, to strengthen mutual understanding and promote cooperation in the areas of culture, science and sports."
Our work focusses on exchange programmes in the sectors of art and academia, information events like lectures, conferences and exhibitions on Oman.
Dr. Wolfgang Zimmermann
President, German-Omani Society,