Muscat: Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces, President of the General Assembly of the United Nations, expressed her happiness to visit the Sultanate and praised the development witnessed in all fields, and hailed Sultanate’s efforts to achieve international peace and security.
During her lecture at the National Defence College, 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.
She was received at NDC premises by Major General Salim bin Musallam Qatan, Commandant of the National Defence College (NDC). 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 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.
Shura chairman receives Espinosa
Shaikh Khalid bin Hilal al Maawali, Chairman of the Majlis Ash’shura received Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces, President of the United Nations General Assembly and her accompanying delegation, currently visiting the Sultanate.
During the meeting, Maawali gave a briefing on shura in the Sultanate. The meeting discussed a number of regional and international topics. The meeting was attended by Shaikh Ali bin Nassir al Mahrooqi, Secretary-General of the Majlis Ash’shura and Shaikh Khalifa bin Ali al Harthy, the Sultanate’s Permanent Delegate to the United Nations. — ONA