The Sultanate of Oman is hosting today the 16th meeting of the Joint Defense Council of the GCC Defense Ministers, chaired by the Sultanate at the Al Bustan Palace Hotel in Muscat.
The GCC Defense Ministers will discuss ways to strengthen military cooperation and action among them, and adopting a number of resolutions and recommendations on the agenda of the meeting, Oman News Agency (ONA) reported.
Sayyid Bader bin Saud bin Harib Al Busaidi (photo), Minister Responsible for Defense Affairs, Chairman of the meeting made a press statement in which he said: “On the occasion of the Sultanate’s hosting of the 16th meeting of the Joint Defense Council of the GCC Ministers of Defense, we welcome our brothers in their second country, the Sultanate of Oman, wishing them a pleasant stay and success to the meeting. The meeting will discuss a number of topics that support and enhance the march of military cooperation between the GCC countries and develop it in order to achieve the desired goals of activating the cooperation.”
“Our meeting will tackle many issues that concern us all, and concern the development of military cooperation between our countries within the framework of the GCC system. This Council, which has been established to remain high with its objectives, reinforcing the heritage and history that unites our countries, preserves the gains made and continues to achieve further cooperation in the common interests of the GCC States,” the Omani Defense Minister added.
“There is no doubt that all the topics on the agenda of the meeting have received the attention of the GCC Ministers of Defense to reach the most effective decisions and recommendations that will achieve the hopes and aspirations of the GCC peoples, including joint military cooperation in various field,” he continued.