1st Anniversary of the Oman-Switzerland Friendship Association

Local news, 21.11.2017

The celebrations on the occasion of the 1st anniversary of the Oman-Switzerland Friendship Association (OSFA) were held under the patronage of His Highness Al Sayyid Tarik bin Shabib Al Said at Shangri la’ Ballroom. Around 190 guests appeared upon the invitation of the OSFA.

In his opening speech Sheikh Saif al Maskari, Chairman of the Board described the relationship between the Sultanate and Switzerland as ‘deep-rooted and constantly growing’. Furthermore the Chairman of the Board mentioned that the establishment of the association was intended to enhance bilateral relations in the fields of economics, culture, tourism, art, and investment. A stimulating presentation about novel information and communication technologies being applied to the economy, trade, and to social relations by Luca de Carli, Vice-President of the Association, skillfully completed the evening. To conclude the celebrations, Omani and Swiss companies which have supported the OSFA since its creation and other individuals and institutions, including the Swiss Embassy in Oman, were rewarded for their help during the foundation phase of the OSFA in 2016. 

In order to get a broader picture of the celebrations we suggest watching the following movie produced by OmanTV.

For more information about the OSFA and criteria for membership please visit the Oman-Switzerland Friendship Association.