Muscat, Sayyid Badr bin Saud al-Busaidi,

Minister Responsible for Defense Affairs, accompanied by Lt.Gen

Ahmed bin Harith al-Nabhani, Chief of Staff of the Sultan's Armed

Forces (SAF), was briefed in his visit to the National Defense College

(NDC), on the activities of the first parallel program currently organized

by the College. The program involves participation of undersecretaries

and their equivalents in the government institutions and senior officers

from SAF and other military and security departments.

During the visit, Sayyid Badr was briefed on the program, which

aims at enhancing and developing senior leadership skills. The first

parallel program aims at studying, analyzing and strategic planning, in

addition to developing the foundations of joint national action, and

directing national efforts to enhance capacities in various fields to

ensure the enhancement of joint national action and support

government and institutional performance.

The Minister Responsible for Defense Affairs commended the

program's progress and its initial results and gave directions to

continue these programs and develop them in the future.

Source: Oman News Agency