The Royal Army of Oman (RAO) and the British Army conducted Thursday a joint exercise codenamed “Mountain Storm”.
The event was presided over by Major General Mattar bin Salim al-Balushi, RAO Commander, Oman News Agency (ONA) reported.
The practical demonstration was carried out at the RAO’s training range at Al Jabal Al Akhdar.
Omani and British units conducted the schedule of the joint drill as prescribed.
Such regular exercises come within the framework of the RAO’s plan to maintain high performance and combat preparedness of RAO personnel. It is a link in a chain of annual programs carried out in cooperation with armies from brotherly and friendly countries to achieve national goals and exchange military expertise and warfare skills.
Earlier, Sayyid Badr bin Saud bin Harib al-Busaidi, Oman’s Minister Responsible for Defence Affairs received in his office Wednesday Lt. General Sir John Lorimer, Defence Senior Advisor to the Middle East in the United Kingdom (UK).
The meeting reviewed fields of the military cooperation between the two friendly countries and exchanged views in a number of matters of common concern.
The meeting was attended by the UK Ambassador to the Sultanate, and the delegation accompanying the guest.
For his part, General Sultan bin Mohammed al-Nu’amani, Minister of the Royal Office also received in his office Wednesday the visiting Defence Senior Adviser to the Middle East in the United Kingdom (UK) and his accompanying delegation.
Lt. General Sir John Lorimer thanked and appreciated the Sultanate, praising the strength of continuous cooperation and coordination between the Sultanate and the UK, particularly in the military fields in a manner that serves the desired goals.
The UK official affirmed his country’s continuous keenness on promoting relations between the two friendly countries. He hoped that Oman remains safe and stable under the wise leadership of His Majesty the Sultan, the Supreme Commander.