The OABC hosted an American group of students from George Mason University in January for an educational and fun meeting.

Dr. Heba F. El-Shazli, Ph.D., Assistant Professor at the Sohar School of Policy and Government reached out to the OABC to ask if a visiting delegation of students could sit down with Board members and learn more about the work of the OABC.

Board members Talal Al Subhi and Ali Al Rahma joined Rebecca Olson and the students to discuss Oman’s relationship with the U.S., and current opportunities in the Sultanate.  The group shared a meal and students had their questions answered about work and life in Oman.

The group had just come from a tour of other countries in the GCC, and each expressed their love for Oman as the place that stood out to them the most, and the country in which they’d most like to live.  Given the OABC’s mandate to “foster the development of commercial relations between the U.S. and the Sultanate of Oman,” we were proud to build bridges and share information about Oman with a few “next generation” minds, eager to learn about Oman’s history, present and future.

Ali summed up the meeting well: “It was absolutely great to meet young, passionate American students who are interested to know more about the Arabian Gulf, and get exposed to the rich Gulf culture, especially in Oman.”

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