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Get-Together in Wiesbaden April 2010

"Get-together" in Wiesbaden A "Get-together" for Omani students April 16-17, 2010 with visit to the exhibitions on "Religious Tolerance in Oman" and "The Titanic."

On April 16, 2010 the GOA invited the Omani students to the opening of the exhibition "Religious Tolerance: Islam in the Sultanate of Oman" at the community college in Ludwigshafen.

Fortunately, 41 students were able to accept this invitation. They were each provided with with round-trip train tickets to Ludwigshafen from their place of residence in Germany, with return from Wiesbaden. Local transportation and meals in Ludwigshafen were also provided.


After dinner, the students were escorted to the youth hostel in Oggersheim which had been reserved especially for them. After breakfast the next day the group was transferred by coach to Wiesbaden to visit "The Titanic" exhibition, with lunch provided at the "White Star Lounge", followed by an informal get-together with members of the GOA and "mentors."

Counsellor Said Al-Yahmadi participated as representative of the Omani Embassy in Berlin.

GOA member Mr Mohammad Said Al-Mamari, manager of the international "religious tolerance" project, representing the Ministry of Religious Affairs, was also present on both days.

Mr. Brandt, the GOA's Advisor for Press and Media, and organizer of "The Titanic" exhibition, officially welcomed the students and the ambassador's representative in the name of the GOA in Wiesbaden. The get-together enabled the students to get to know several members of the GOA and to exchange their experiences.