National Defence College marks graduation

MUSCAT: National Defence College (NDC) on Wednesday celebrated the graduation of 4th National Defence Course in a ceremony presided over by Shaikh Abdulmalik bin Abdullah al Khalili, Minister of Justice.
Held at the college premises in Bait Al Falaj, the ceremony was attended by ministers, senior armed forces officers and senior government officials.
The ceremony began with the Holy Quran recitation followed by a speech by Maj Gen Salim bin Mussalam Qatan, Commander of the National Defence College.
He said: “NDC is tasked with preparing national leaders and providing them with knowledge and science that make them capable of proper planning to achieve the state goals. The college is keen to keep pace with the local, regional and international issues through studies considered one of the major responsibilities of the college.”
In his speech, the NDC chief congratulated participants of the 4th course for obtaining Master degree from the Sultan Qaboos University and asked them to use the knowledge they gained from the course in serving the community.
Shaikh Abdulmalik bin Abdullah al Khalili, Minister of Justice said graduates are lucky that they had the opportunity to study at the National Defence College.
The course of National Defence College aims at preparing and rehabilitating strategic leaders who will have capabilities required for taking right strategic decisions, contributing effectively to draft general policies and develop national strategies.