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Oman, Qatar hold talks on defence ties

30 Sep 2019

An official session of talks was held between Oman and Qatar at the Ministry of Defence in Mu’askar Bait al Falaj on Sunday.

The sultanate’s side was headed by H E Sayyid Badr bin Saud bin Harib al Busaidi, Minister Responsible for Defence Affairs, whilst the Qatari side was chaired by Dr Khalid bin Mohammed al Attiyah, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defence Affairs.

The session reviewed the existing relations between the two  countries and discussed the existing areas of cooperation between the two ministries of defence.

During the session, Omani and Qatari sides exchanged views on several matters of common concern.

The talks were attended from the Omani side by Lt Gen Ahmed bin Harith al Nabhani, Chief of Staff of the Sultan’s Armed Forces, Maj Gen Mattar bin Salim al Balushi, Commander of the Royal Army of Oman, Air Vice Marshal Mattar bin Ali al Obaidani, Commander of the Royal Air Force of Oman, and Rear Admiral Abdullah bin Khamis al Ra’eesi, Commander of the Royal Navy of Oman.

It was attended from the Qatari side by commanders of forces and officers accompanying Dr Khalid al Attiyah.

Dr Attiyah visits SAF Museum 

Dr Attiyah and his accompanying delegation visited the Sultan’s Armed Forces (SAF) Museum at Bait al Falaj Castle on Sunday.

The Qatari official and his accompanying delegation were received at the museum by Lt Gen Ahmed bin Harith al Nabhani, Chief of Staff of the Sultan’s Armed Forces.

The guest and his accompanying delegation viewed the historic manuscripts and models, as well as the Omani architecture.

They were also briefed on the progress enjoyed by SAF during the prosperous reign of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces.

At the end of the visit, the guest signed the visitors’ book, expressing his delight to visit the SAF Museum and view the sultanate’s civilised heritage, as well as aspects of progress and growth.

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