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Lecture at NDC discusses GCC aspirations, challenges

20 Jan 2021 By ONA

The National Defence College (NDC) organised a lecture titled ‘GCC Aspirations and Challenges’ on Wednesday.

The lecture was delivered by Dr Nayef Falah al Hajraf, GCC secretary general as part of the curriculum of NDC’s eighth batch.

Air Vice Marshal Eng Saleh Yahya al Maskari, commandant of NDC, welcomed the GCC secretary general and the rest of the gathering.

In his lecture, Hajraf outlined the GCC’s role in tackling regional and international developments, elements of power and challenges influencing the council’s methodology of functioning as it performs its mandate of promoting member states. 

The lecture also touched on the impact of the GCC’s moves on regional and international security, as well as its ability to explore and anticipate future developments and address the concomitant challenges to stay as a politically and economically influential entity in the region.

The lecture was attended by Dr Ali Qasim al Lawati, advisor of Studies and Research at the Diwan of Royal Court, Sheikh Ahmed Mohammed al Nadabi, secretary general of the Majlis A’Shura, Khalid Ahmed al Sa’eedi, secretary general of the State Council, Saud Ahmed al Barwani, head of the GCC Department at the Foreign 

Ministry, and Dr Zainab Ali al Qasmi, head of the Diplomatic Institute at the Foreign Ministry, besides NDC faculty members and personnel.


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