Air Vice Marshal Mattar bin Ali al-Obaidani, Commander of the Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) received in his office at Mu’askar Al Murtafa’ Tuesday Air Chief Marshal Mike Wigston, Chief of the Air Staff in the friendly United Kingdom (UK), and his accompanying delegation, currently visiting the Sultanate.
The two sides exchanged conversations and views of common concern, besides discussing several matters in relation to promoting the existing military fields between the air forces of the two friendly countries, Oman News Agency (ONA) reported.
Last month, Ben Wallace, Secretary of State for Defence in the United Kingdom (UK), and his accompanying delegation, visited the Sultanate and met with top Omani officials.
On September 09, an official session of talks between Sayyid Shihab bin Tarik bin Taimour Al Said, Deputy Prime Minister for Defense Affairs and Ben Wallace, UK Secretary of State for Defence, was held at the Ministry of Defense headquarters in Al Murtafa Camp.
At the beginning of the meeting, Sayyid Shihab welcomed the guest, who expressed his delight to visit the Sultanate. After that, the strong bilateral relations binding the Sultanate and the friendly United Kingdom was reviewed.
They also discussed the existing cooperation relations between the two defense ministries and means of enhancing them. The two sides touched upon the joint defense agreement and emphasized its importance in the interest of the two friendly countries.
The session was attended by Mohammed bin Nasser Al Rasbi, Secretary General of the Ministry of Defense, Major General Mattar bin Salem Al Balushi, Commander of the Royal Army of Oman (RAO), Hamish Cowell, UK Ambassador to the Sultanate and the delegation accompanying the guest.