MUSCAT: His Majesty Sultan Qaboos, the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, conferred Oman Military Order (2nd Class) on Gen Abdulrahman bin Saleh al Bunyan, Chief of General Staff of Saudi Arabia, in appreciation to his efforts and contributions in strengthening ties of the existing military cooperation between the two brotherly countries.

The order was handed over by Sayyid Badr bin Saud bin Harib al Busaidy, Minister Responsible for Defence Affairs, when he received in his office at Mu’askar Bait Al Falaj yesterday the Saudi Chief of General Staff, who is currently on a several-day visit to the Sultanate. The meeting reviewed the military cooperation between the two brotherly countries within the framework of the GCC.

Efforts to strengthen Oman, Saudi military cooperationMeanwhile, Gen Sultan bin Mohammed al Numani, Minister of the Royal Office, received Gen Al Bunyan in his office yesterday. The meeting exchanged cordial conversations and discussed a number of topics of concern to the two brotherly countries. The meeting reviewed march of the good bilateral relations binding the Sultanate and Saudi Arabia, besides touching on a number of issues of common concern.

The meeting was attended by Lt Gen Ahmed bin Harith al Nabhani, Chief of Staff of the Sultan’s Armed Forces (SAF), and the delegation accompanying the guest. Later, Gen Al Bunyan and his accompanying delegation yesterday visited the SAF Museum. Brigadier Saud bin Khalifa al Hatmi, Head of the SAF Military Protocols and Public Relations, received the guest and his accompanying delegation and escorted them in a tour to various sections of the museum.


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