Acting Public Affairs Officer at U.S. Embassy Khartoum, Alithea McFarlane, visited the College of Fine and Applied Arts at Sudan University of Science and Technology (SUST), accompanied by a delegation from the embassy. They were received in the college buildings by Dr. Mohamad Majzoub Al-Hajj, dean of the college, the college professors, heads of various departments, and students.
Dr. Mohamad Majzoub expressed his sincere gratitude to Ms. McFarlane for their great roles and their interest in culture and arts in Sudan. He spoke about the origin and history of the college, which dates back to the thirties of the last century.
He said, "We have many approved artistic relations with USA and arts represent an original meeting point between all nations ." He explained that in the College of Fine and Applied Arts, they bear the burden of development and construction with advanced and modern visions in various fields of science.
Ms McFarlane emphasized their deep desire and tireless quest to create links and relations between Sudan and USA in the various artistic fields, which need the efforts of artists, and who have the task of developing and flourishing nations and their renaissance.
She said, "Our focus has always been on Sudan University of Science and Technology and the College of Fine and Applied Art, as SUST is a pioneer in the field of arts in the Middle East and Africa."
At the end of the visit, the Dean presented a gift, an artwork of crystallized ceramics. They also toured a number of exhibitions of the college departments, which won the approval and satisfaction of everyone.