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 Sultanate.

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

friendly countries.

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