Muscat, Sayyid Said bin Ibrahim al-Busaidi,

Deputy Governor of Muscat received in his office today Rear Admiral

Simone Malvagna, Commander of the Combined Task Force “465” of

the Italian Navy, accompanied by Captain Giuseppe Lai, Commander of

the Italian frigate ” Margottini” and Marco Schifano, Assistant Military

Attache and the delegation accompanying them.

The two sides exchanged cordial conversations and matters of

common concern between the two friendly countries, besides

discussing means of enhancing the existing distinguished relations

between the two sides on various fields.

Sayyid al-Busaidi gave a briefing to the Italian guest on the role

of the Governorate of Muscat in serving the community, as well as the

historic, tourist and civilised landmarks renowned in wilayats of the


On his turn, the Italian guest expressed his admiration over the

unique civilised landmarks in the Governorate of Muscat. He valued the

pioneering role pursued by the Government under the leadership of

His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said in pushing the wheel of

development forward in the country and cementing relations of

cooperation with other countries.

The meeting was attended by the Military Attache of the Italian

Embassy in Muscat.

Source: Oman News Agency