Vice Admiral Abdullah Khamis al-Ra’eesi, Chief of Staff of the Sultan’s Armed Forces (SAF) received in his office at Al Murtafa Camp (photo) Rear Admiral Jacques Fayard, French Joint Forces Commander in the Indian Ocean and his accompanying delegation.
The two sides exchanged viewpoints and discussed a number of military matters of common interest, Oman News Agency (ONA) reported.
The meeting was attended by Brigadier Abdulaziz Abdullah al-Manthri, SAF Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations and Planning and the Military Attaché at the French Embassy in Muscat.
For his part, Rear Admiral Saif Nasser al-Rahbi, Commander of the Royal Navy of Oman (RNO) also received at Maritime Security Center (MSC) Rear Admiral Jacques Fayard and his accompanying delegation.
The meeting discussed views on several matters relating to the naval fields between the two friendly countries.
The meeting was attended by the MSC Acting Chairman and the Military Attaché of the French Embassy in Muscat.
The French guest, accompanied by the RNO Commander, toured the MSC’s facilities. He was briefed on the tasks and roles of the Center in managing and leading operations of maritime security in terms of maritime hazards, mainly search and rescue operations and protecting the marine environment from various risks.