Oman, China to celebrate relations

MUSCAT: Oman and China relations have been characterised by depth and history spanning over several centuries. Chinese documents have estimated the relations date back to more than 2,000 years. While Omanis were the first to reach the shores of China, Omani-Sino relations were always based on many common points between the Omani and Chinese civilisations, especially those related to the peace-loving spirit and human communication among peoples, and the belief in the importance of dialogue, understanding, mutual respect and the desire to promote common and mutual interests.