H.H. Sayyid Shihab bin Tariq bin Taimur, Omani Deputy Prime Minister for Defense Affairs, received Monday Lt. General Hamad Mohammed Thani Al Rumaithi, Chief-of-Staff of the UAE Armed Forces.
Shihab bin Taimur welcomed Al Rumaithi (photo) and his accompanying delegation and discussed with him bilateral ties and ways to enhance military cooperation, in a way that will contribute to the regional stability.They also exchanged views on issues of mutual interest.
The meeting was attended by senior officers from both sides, Emirates news agency WAM reported.
Al Rumaithi also met with Lt. General Sultan Mohammed al-Numani, Minister of Royal Office and with Vice Admiral Abdullah bin Khamis Al Raisi, Chief-of-Staff of the Omani Sultan Armed Forces and discussed with him means to strengthen historic fraternal relations and cooperation within the GCC joint action.
Al Rumaithi visited the Maritime Security Center in Oman and met with its Head Commodore Mansour bin Mohammed al-Kharousi, who briefed him about the Center’s roles and tasks, and the operations against maritime risks, including the search and rescue operations and protection of the marine environment.
The Chief-of-Staff of the UAE Armed Forces and his accompanying delegation arrived in Muscat Sunday on an official several-day visit.
The guest was received at A’Seeb Air Base by Vice Admiral Abdullah Khamis al-Raisi, Chief-of-Staff of the Sultan's Armed Forces (SAF) and UAE’s Ambassador to the Sultanate, Oman News Agency (ONA) reported.
Meanwhile, al-Numani also received Ambassador of France to the Sultanate at the end of his tour of duty as his country’s Ambassador to Oman. The Ambassador expressed his gratitude and appreciation for the care extended to him by officials in the Sultanate.
On his turn, the Minister of Royal Office thanked the Ambassador for his efforts exerted during his duty in the Sultanate to enhance the existing bilateral relations between the two countries in various fields. He wished the Ambassador continued success.