Italian PM Visits Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque


     Muscat, Nov 19 (ONA)--- Prof. Dr. Mario Monti, Prime Minister of the Republic of Italy today visited the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in the Wilayat of Bausher, within the framework of his current visit to the Sultanate.

  The Italian Prime Minister was accompanied by Habib bin Mohammed al-Riyami, Secretary General of Sultan Qaboos Higher Centre for Culture and Science. 

  The Italian Prime Minister was briefed on the history of the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, the designs of the Mosque which include models of various designs of Omani and Islamic architecture in a unique architectural style. 

  He was also briefed on the Mosque's centres and their roles, such as the Institute of Islamic Sciences, the library, the Lecture Hall and other facilities, in addition to the role of the Mosque in clarifying the message of Islam tolerance.