Muscat, Maj-Gen Salim bin Musallam Qatan,

Commandant of the National Defence College (NDC), received at his

Office today Maria Fernanda Espinosa, President of the United Nations

General Assembly. During the meeting, friendly conversations and

views on matters of mutual interest were exchanged.

The National Defence College hosted the 73rd President of the

United Nations General Assembly to deliver a lecture within the

framework of the curriculum for the Sixth National Defence batch. The

President of the General Assembly of the United Nations expressed her

happiness to visit the Sultanate and its pleasure for the development

witnessed in all fields, and praised the Sultanate’s efforts to achieve

international peace and security.

During her lecture, she reviewed some of the security threats facing

the countries of the world, especially the Middle East, the role of the

United Nations in reducing those threats and the work and

achievements of the United Nations for peacekeeping and sustainable

development. It also called for the promotion of peace efforts and the

principle of dialogue to achieve greater security and stability among the

countries of the world.

The lecture was attended by the Chairman of the Public Authority for

Radio and Television (PART), the Secretary General of the Ministry of

Defence, the Chief of Staff of the Sultan’s Armed Forces (SAF), a

number of their excellencies, senior officers and invitees, a number of

NDC Council, Guidance Faculty, and students of NDC 6th batch.

Source: Oman News Agency