Commander of US Naval Forces Central Command Visits Oman

ONA; Photo © ONA14.06.2021 Oman
Commander of US Naval Forces Central Command Visits Oman

Commander of US Naval Forces Central Command Visits Oman

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Vice Admiral Abdullah Khamisal-Ra’eesi, Chief of Staff of the Sultan’s Armed Forces (SAF) receivedin his office at Al Murtafa’a Camp Vice Admiral Brad Cooper,Commander of the US Naval Forces Central Command (photo) and his accompanying delegation, during his visit to the Sultanate of Oman last week.

The two sides exchanged views and discussed several matters ofcommon concern. The meeting was attended by Brigadier Abdulaziz Abdullahal-Manthri, SAF Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations and Planning,a number of SAF senior officers and the US Ambassador to theSultanate, Oman News Agency (ONA) reported.

For his part, Dr. Mohammed Nasser al-Zaabi, SecretaryGeneral of the Omani Ministry of Defense also received in his office at AlMurtafa’a Camp the visiting Commander of the USNaval Forces Central Command and his accompanying delegation.

The meeting exchanged cordial conversations and reviewed anumber of matters of common concern and was attended by a number of senior officers atthe Sultan’s Armed Forces and the US Ambassador to the Sultanate.

Furthermore, Air Vice Marshal Khamis Hamad al-Ghafri, Commander of the Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) also received in his office at Al Murtafa’a Camp Vice Admiral Brad Cooper.

The two sides reviewed several matters of common concern. The meeting was attended by a number of RAFO senior officers and the US Ambassador to the Sultanate.

In another development, the Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) announced it is currently taking part in the joint (Tquwaiq 2) Drill in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).

The drill, which continues until 16 June, is conducted at Prince Sultan Air Base with participation of many armed forces from brotherly countries.

Within the framework of the drill, the RAFO executed a number of joint operational military tasks backed by the Sultan of Oman's Parachute Regiment (SOPR) and the Sultan’s Special Force (SSF).

The drill aims to strengthen cooperation bonds between the brotherly countries, as well as exchanging experiences in tactical airdrops and achieving operational compatibility and integration.

Meanwhile, Air Vice Marshal Khamis Hammad al-Ghafri, Commander of the Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) took part Wednesday in the 25th meeting of the GCC Air Force Commanders.

The virtual meeting discussed several topics that aim to enhance the joint military cooperation between the member countries. 

 
 



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