The Omani-Iranian Military Friendship Joint Committee started its 17th annual meeting in Muscat Monday.
During the three-day meeting, the Omani side is headed by Brigadier Abdulaziz Abdullah Al Manthari, Assistant Chief of Staff of the Sultan’s Armed Forces (SAF) for Operations and Planning, Head of the Omani side in the joint committee, while the Iranian side was headed by Brigadier Mohammed Ahadi, Head of the Iranian delegation.
The meeting touched on several matters on the agenda which aim to enhance cooperation in military fields and boost the committee’s activities, Oman News Agency (ONA) reported.
Meanwhile, Chief Commander of the Iranian Army’s Navy Rear Admiral Shahram Irani said that Iran, along with Pakistan and Oman, will open a joint maritime security center.
Irani made the announcement on Monday in a ceremony held at Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organization to mark World Maritime Day which this year was observed on September 29.
He said that the joint center formed by Iran, Oman and Pakistan will be in contact with all maritime security centers across the world and will focus on the Indian Ocean, IRNA reported.
The Commander, however, did not give a specific time on when the center will open.