The Sultanate of Oman and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan signed Tuesday a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the Ministry of Defense headquarters in Al Murtafa’a Camp in the field of military cooperation between the two friendly countries.
The MoU was signed by Mohammed bin Nasser Al Rasbi, Secretary General of the Ministry of Defense, and K. K. Ahsan Wagan, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to the Sultanate, Oman News Agency (ONA) reported.
The MoU aims to frame aspects of military cooperation between the Sultanate and Pakistan in a way that enhances the existing cooperation relations and serves the common interest of the two friendly countries.
The signing ceremony was attended by the Military Attaché at the Pakistani Embassy in Muscat.
In another development, activities of the 6th National Cybersecurity Drill kicked off in Muscat Tuesday.
The virtual drill is organized by the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Information Technology, represented by Oman National Computer Emergency Readiness Team (OCERT) in cooperation and coordination with the Cyber Defence Centre. Thirty-two government institutions participate in the drill.
The drill aims to enhance the cyber readiness to deal with cyber incidents that governmental institutions are exposed to, by strengthening coordination and cooperation between OCERT, governmental and private institutions, and law enforcement institutions to address such security incidents. It also aims to raise awareness of the mechanisms and procedures used to deal with cyber risks and threats, and to qualify national cadres to deal with them.