Tunis — Oman's cultural riches - cinematographic, theatrical and literary - are on the agenda of the Omani-Tunisian Cultural Days, which opened on Monday in Tunis and are due to last until June 28.
At a press brief on Monday to introduce this four-day event organised at the initiative of the Omani Writers and Men of Letters Society and the UNESCO Almédina-Tunis club (CUAT), in association with the Tunisian Writers Union, CUAT Chairman Rachid Ben Slama pointed out that these days are part of UNESCO's action aimed to make better known peoples' cultures through reinforcing innovating production and cultural dialogue between the two countries.
For her part, poet and general co-ordinator of the event Hayet Erraies said that the geographical distance separating Tunisia and the Sultanate of Oman should not be an obstacle to cultural and civilisational rapprochement between the two countries, stressing that holding of such days is meant to further consecrate openness on other cultures.
Speaking at the conference, Mrs. Aicha Darmaki, Omani Writers and Men of Letters Association representative, insisted that the event is part of a series of activities prepared by several Omani cultural partners and associations so as to make known their country's peculiarities, through the holding of conferences and cinematographic and literary exhibitions of works to be discovered by the Tunisian public, before the holding of other exhibitions, namely in Egypt, England, Russia and Korea.
The agenda of the event notably includes a joint books and photo fair and also an exhibition of Omani and Tunisian short feature films, as well as an overview on the trends of short stories in the two countries. Poetry readings and conferences on heritage and historical ties binding Tunisia and the Sultanate of Oman are also on the event's agenda.