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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The arrival of the Jewel of Muscat in Singapore

SINGAPORE : A representative of Oman, Sayyid Harib Thuwainy Al-Said, will be in Singapore from June 30 to July 6 to attend the welcome ceremony and gala dinner for the arrival of the Jewel of Muscat.

The Jewel of Muscat is a gift from the Sultanate of Oman to the Government and people of Singapore.

It set sail from Oman on February 16 and has called at ports in India, Sri Lanka and Malaysia on its way to Singapore.

It is scheduled to arrive in Singapore on July 3. Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Mr Sayyid Harib will call on President S R Nathan and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

He will also meet Minister for Foreign Affairs George Yeo and Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Dr Yaacob Ibrahim.

He will also be hosted to a reception at the Malay Heritage Centre by Senior Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Zainul Abidin Rasheed.

While in Singapore, Mr Sayyid Harib will be visiting the Tang Treasure, which was acquired by the Singapore Government through the support of the estate of Khoo Teck Puat. - CNA/ms

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