Muscat, The Executive Committee for the Preparation of a National Plan for the Protection of Traditional Knowledge, Cultural Expressions and Genetic Resources has held its first meeting at the Ministry of Heritage and Culture in the presence of Sheikh Hamad bin Hilal al- Ma’amari, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Heritage and Culture for Cultural Affairs.

The Chairman of the Committee spoke at the meeting and stressed the importance of the formation of this committee and the work entrusted to it. He pointed to the importance of expediting the implementation of the preparation of the proposed plan.

Sayyid Said bin Sultan al- Busaidi, Assistant Director-General for Arts and Chairman of the Executive Committee for the Preparation of a National Plan for the Protection of Traditional Knowledge, Cultural Expressions and Genetic Resources, chaired the meeting which addressed many topics related to traditional knowledge, cultural expressions and genetic resources. The appropriate mechanisms and work plan were developed to implement the planned work in its initial form in accordance with the time frame adopted during the meeting.

It is worth mentioning that the main committee for the preparation of a comprehensive national plan for the protection of traditional knowledge, cultural expressions and genetic resources was formed in accordance with the decision of the Council of Ministers on this matter, which comes within the framework of the Sultanate’s efforts to preserve the Sultanate’s wealth in this field.

Source: Oman News Agency