Ministers, Commanders Visit Joint Effort Exercise 10 Site

A number of ministers and commanders

today visited the site of the ‘Joint Effort Exercise 10’, which is carried

out by the Sultanate at Muaskar Al Murtafa’a with the participation of a

number of military, security and civil sectors. The exercise, which

started on 25th February 2018, will run through till 19th March 2018.

Upon arrival, they were received by Lt.Gen Ahmed bin Harith al-

Nabhani, Chief of Staff of Sultan Armed Forces (SAF) ( Director of

Exercise) , Maj.Gen Matar bin Salem Al Balushi, Commander of the

Royal Army of Oman (RAO) (Commander of the Joint Troops), Air Vice

Marshal Matar bin Ali al-Ubaidani, Commander of the Royal Air Force of

Oman (RAFO) ( Head of Exercise Control) and Rear Admiral Abdullah

bin Khamis al-Raisi, Commander of the Royal Navy of Oman (RNO) (

Deputy Director of the Exercise).

At the beginning of the visit, SAF Chief of Staff gave an overview on

the exercise and stressed its importance as a preparation for

Shamoukh 2 and Swift Swords 3 exercises.

Brig General Mohammed Abdullah al-Makhini, Head of the Planning

Team for Shamoukh 2 and Swift Swords 3 exercises gave a briefing on

the exercise.

Gen. Sultan bin Mohammed Al-Nu’amani, Minister of Royal Office

said in a statement that the ‘ Joint Effort Exercise 10 ‘ is a source of

pride. Gathering all these security, military and civil organizations at

this exercises proves that there has been a good planning by efficient


Sayyid Badr bin Saud bin Harib al-Busaidi, Minister Responsible for

Defence Affairs said in a statement “We have today reviewed the works

of the cells and how they impalement their duties and functions as per

the plan of action for the exercise.

The participants form the different diplomatic, media, economic,

military and security sectors have shown harmony in their performance.

This will achieve the prospective national aims from this exercise.”

Yousef bin Alawi bin Abdullah, Minister Responsible for Foreign

Affairs said “We are happy for what we have seen. We are honored to

take part at this high-level exercise and the preparations to develop the

joint effort in the Sultanate.

The exercise helps in developing the skills of participants from the

Foreign Ministry and channels efforts of the diplomats to the service of

our dear nation. We will continue enhancing the skills of diplomats to

provide the required support to SAF as well as to other security and

military organizations”.

Source: Oman News Agency