The Royal Army of Oman (RAO) concluded last week its participation in the Omani-UAE Joint Exercise ‘Cooperation 2’ in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The closing activities of the exercise were attended by Major General Mattar bin Salim al-Balushi, RAO Commander, Major General Saleh Mohammed Saleh al-Amri, Commander of the UAE Land Forces and a number of senior officers at the RAO and the UAE Land Forces, according to Oman News Agency (ONA).
Meanwhile, the Royal Navy of Oman (RNO) also concluded a joint naval drill (Sharp Dagger) carried out by a number of its fleet ships with the participation of a group of ships belonging to the navies of a number of friendly countries and supported by the Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) jets in the waters of the Sea of Oman.
The participating ships returned Thursday to Said bin Sultan Naval Base to mark the conclusion of the exercise, which was implemented within the framework of the RNO annual training plans and the exchange of experiences with the friendly countries' navies, which will maintain the readiness levels of the RNO fleet in various fields and in line with their national tasks.
In another development, General Sultan bin Mohammed al-Nu’amani, Minister of the Royal Office received in his office in Muscat General Joseph L. Votel, Commander of the United States (US) Central Command.
General al-Nu’amani welcomed the guest and his accompanying delegation. For his part, the US Military Official expressed his thanks and appreciations to General al-Nu’amani, stressing his country’s keenness on enhancing all frameworks of the existing cooperation between the Sultanate of Oman and the United States.
The meeting discussed areas of cooperation between the two friendly countries and was attended by the US Ambassador to the Sultanate.