H.E. Saleh Sulaiman Al Harthi ambassador of the Sultanate of Oman and Chairman National Archive and Recording of Oman Dr. Hamad Al-Dhaiwani

H.E. Saleh Sulaiman Al Harthi ambassador of the Sultanate of Oman and Chairman National Archive and Recording of Oman Dr. Hamad Al-Dhaiwani, paid a courtesy call on H.E Governor Fahim Twaha at the County headquarters in Mokowe . They discussed areas of possible cooperation in economy, tourism and trade sectors.

The Omani delegation is on a three day tour of Lamu county on a mission to encounter a culture and lifestyle almost unchanged since the rule of the Omani empire in Lamu over 200 years ago.

” We have already visited Pate Island . Meeting the people of Pate is very enjoyable, we are in the process of documenting the Lamu culture which is very similar to Oman culture and restore connection between Lamu and Oman ” Said Amb. Saleh Sulaiman

Governor Fahim Twaha said the visit is timely recounting Lamu’s ‘Golden Age’ during its years as an Omani protectorate from the late 17th century to the early 19th century when it became a centre of poetry, politics, arts and crafts, literature, scholarship, and trade. He said the two share rich history that is in danger of being lost hence the need to conserve it. He proposed a student exchange program to strengthen the connection .

The Governor later hosted the delegation for lunch where they experienced Lamu’s well-preserved traditional cuisine in Shela .

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Story by: Abdalla Simba and Adam Musa

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Lamu County Government Communications Office at info@lamu.go.ke