Conference on Oman-Britain historical ties

MUSCAT: The 7th international conference on Oman-Britain Relations, organised by the National Records and Archives Authority (NRAA), will begin at Kempinski Hotel on Monday. An exhibition on records will also be held on the occasion. His Highness Sayyid Haitham bin Tareq al Said, Minister of Heritage and Culture, will preside over the meet, which will discuss the two countries’ relations between 17th and 19th century. The conference, which will run until October 10, is aimed at highlighting the historic, civilisational and cultural aspects of the Omani-Britain relations.
The conference will delve into the establishment of Oman-Britain relations in the 17th century during the Ya’arubi rule, Oman’s attitude over the British influence in the Gulf and the Indian Ocean regions, the British attitude over the internal situation in Oman, British political orientations towards Oman during the rule of Sultan bin Ahmed and Said bin Sultan, and the British role in the division of Ottoman empire in Asia and Africa.