Oman’s National Defence College Hosts President, UN General Assembly

File Photo: NDC ONA28.01.2019 Oman
Oman’s National Defence College Hosts President, UN General Assembly

Oman’s National Defence College Hosts President, UN General Assembly

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Major General Salim bin Musallam Qatan, Commandant of the Sultanate of Oman’s National Defence College (NDC), received at his Office Maria Fernanda Espinosa, President of the United Nations General Assembly.

During the meeting, friendly conversations and views on matters of mutual interest were exchanged, according to Oman News Agency (ONA).

The National Defence College hosted the 73rd President of the United Nations General Assembly to deliver a lecture within the framework of the curriculum for the Sixth National Defence batch. The President of the General Assembly of the United Nations expressed her happiness to visit the Sultanate and its pleasure for the development witnessed in all fields, and praised the Sultanate’s efforts to achieve international peace and security.

During her lecture, she reviewed some of the security threats facing the countries of the world, especially the Middle East, the role of the United Nations in reducing those threats and the work and achievements of the United Nations for peacekeeping and sustainable development. It also called for the promotion of peace efforts and the principle of dialogue to achieve greater security and stability among the countries of the world.

The lecture was attended by the Chairman of the Public Authority for Radio and Television (PART), the Secretary General of the Ministry of Defence, the Chief-of- Staff of the Sultan’s Armed Forces (SAF), a number of their Excellencies, senior officers and invitees, a number of NDC Council, Guidance Faculty, and students of NDC 6th batch.

Meanwhile, Rear Admiral Abdullah bin Khamis al-Ra’eesi, Commander of the Royal Navy of Oman (RNO) received in his office at Mu’askar Al Murtafa’ Dr. Alessio Patalano, Director of the Asian Security & Warfare Research Group at King’s College London, UK.

During the meeting, the two sides exchanged cordial conversations and disused viewpoints on several matters of concern in the scientific maritime areas.

The meeting was attended by Brigadier Khamis bin Salim al-Jabri, Director General of Operations and Plans at the RNO Command. 

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