Ben Wallace, UK State Secretary for Defence, arrived in Muscat Wednesday on an official several-day visit to the Sultanate of Oman.
The UK Minister was received at A’Seeb Air Base by Brig. Hassan Ali al-Mujaini, Head of Sultan Air Force (SAF) Morale Guidance, the UK Ambassador to the Sultanate and the Defence Attaché at the UK Embassy in Muscat.
On Thursday, General Sultan Mohammed al-Nu’mani, Minister of the Royal Office received in his office the visiting UK State Secretary for Defence and his accompanying delegation, Oman News Agency (ONA) reported.
During the meeting, General al-Nu’mani laid emphasis on the advanced, centuries-old relations between the Sultanate and the friendly United Kingdom. He also underscored the constant progress made in these relations under the leaderships of the two countries.
On his turn, the British guest expressed his appreciation for the Sultanate’s positive role in the regional and international arenas, as well as its contributions to cementing ties of friendship and understanding.
The two sides touched on several matters of common concern.
The meeting was attended by the British ambassador to the Sultanate.
For his part, Vice Admiral Abdullah Khamis al-Ra’eesi, Chief-of-Staff of the Sultan’s Armed Forces (SAF) also received in his office (photo) at Al Murtafa Camp Thursday Ben Wallace, UK State Secretary for Defence and his accompanying delegation.
The two sides exchanged views and discussed matters of common concern.
The meeting was attended by Brigadier Abdulaziz Abdullah al-Manthri, SAF Assistant Chief-of-Staff for Operations and Planning, the UK Ambassador to the Sultanate and the Defence Attaché at the UK Embassy in Muscat.