Omani commander lauds PM’s efforts to reduce Middle East tensions

ISLAMABAD: Chief of Staff of Sultan’s Armed Forces Oman Lt General Ahmed Bin Harith Al Nabhani called on Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday and  lauded his initiative for de-escalation of tensions in the Gulf and promoting regional peace and security.

The Omani Chief of Staff also expressed admiration for the prime minister’s speech at the UN General Assembly.

Lt General Ahmed Bin Harith conveyed the cordial greetings of Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al-Said. He noted the strong Oman-Pakistan bilateral relations and expressed satisfaction over the existing level of defence cooperation, including frequent exchange of visits, training exchange programs and joint exercises.

The prime minister highlighted the close, cordial relations between the two brotherly countries. They also discussed matters related to enhancement of trade and transportation links. He reiterated the government’s resolve to further deepen bilateral cooperation between Pakistan and Oman in diverse fields.

PM Imran Khan apprised the Omani Chief of Staff on the grave human rights and humanitarian situation in the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir including inhuman lockdown, curfew and communication blockade which severely impacted the lives of over eight million Kashmiris. He stressed that implementation of the UNSC resolutions remained the only solution of the dispute.

 

During the meeting, views were exchanged on bilateral, regional and international issues. The Chief of Staff also reiterated the Omani leadership’s invitation to the prime minister to visit Oman at the earliest convenience.

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