Muscat, Sayyid Badr bin Saud bin Harib al-
Busaidi, Minister Responsible for Defence Affairs received in his office
at Mu’askar Bait Al Falaj today Vice Admiral Timothy Fraser, Chief of
the Joint Operations (CJO) of the British Army, who is currently visiting
The two sides discussed a range of issues of common concern.
They reviewed fields of the existing military cooperation between the
two friendly countries, as well as the ongoing preparations for the Swift
Sword 3 Exercise between the Sultan’s Armed Forces (SAF) and the
British Army scheduled to be executed in the Sultanate during the
second half of October 2018.
The Minister Responsible for Defence Affairs stressed the
importance of this exercise for both the Omani and British sides in a
manner that achieves the envisaged goals and depicts the level of the
strong historic ties between the two friendly countries and military
cooperation between their armed forces.
The Chief of the Joint Operations (CJO) of the British Army
praised preparations for the Swift Sword 3 Exercise and its message
that represents the extent of existing cooperation between the two
The meeting was attended by Air Vice Marshal Mattar bin Ali
al-Obaidani, Commander of the Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) and
the UK Ambassador to the Sultanate.
Source: Oman News Agency