Rear Admiral Abdullah bin Khamis al-Ra’eesi, Commander of the Royal Navy of Oman (RNO) received in his office at Mu’askar Al Murtafa’ Rear Admiral Didier Piaton, Joint Commander of the French Forces in the Indian Ocean, currently visiting the Sultanate.
The meeting exchanged cordial conversations and viewpoints on several matters of common concern in the areas of maritime cooperation, Oman News Agency (ONA) reported.
The meeting was attended by Brigadier Khamis bin Salim al-Jabri, Director General of Operations and Plans at the RNO Command, a number of senior RNO Officers, Ambassador of the Republic of France to the Sultanate and the Military Attaché at the French Embassy in Muscat.
Meanwhile, Major General Salim bin Musallam Qatan, Commandant of the National Defense College (NDC), received a delegation from the National Defense College of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, which is currently visiting the Sultanate, headed by Brigadier, Mohammad Mahbub al- Haq.
During the meeting, friendly conversations and points of view of mutual interest were exchanged in various academic and training fields. The delegation saw a presentation about the NDC and its academic facilities.
The meeting was attended by Brigadier. Mohammed bin Yarub al-Saifi, Assistant Commandant of the NDC, and Brigadier. Sulaiman bin Khalid al-Zakwani, Director General of Studies and Academic Affairs and a number of the teaching faculty.
For his part, Lt. General Ahmed bin Harith al- Nabhani, Chief of Staff of the Sultan’s Armed Forces (Exercise Manager) accompanied by Air Vice-Marshall Matar bin Ali al- Obaidani, Commander of the Royal Air Force of Oman (Exercise Chief Control) , Rear-Admiral Abdullah bin Khamis al- Raisi, Commander of the Royal Navy of Oman (Exercise Deputy Manager) and a number of senior officer visited the commands, cells and divisions taking part in Al Shomoukh/2 and Al Saif Al Sarea/3 ( SS3) military exercises.
The visit included the Exercise Control and Joint Command, Navy Command, Air Force Command, the media center, the National Emergency Center and the Royal Oman Police (ROP) Command taking part in the exercise.
SAF Chief of Staff (Exercise Manager) and other commanders were briefed on the events and possible scenarios of the exercises. They were also briefed on the roles assigned to these commands.
SAF Chief of Staff (Exercise Manager) praised the efforts done by the commands, cells and division. He also praised their application of the joint national work and understanding of the exercise events and the aspired goals of the joint national work.