Monday, March 8

Lecture at NDC Discusses GCC Aspirations, Challenges

Muscat, The National Defence College (NDC) today organized a lecture titled “GCC Aspirations and Challenges”.


The lecture was delivered by GCC Secretary-General Dr. Nayef Mubarak al-Hajraf as part of the curriculum of the NDC’s 8th batch.

Air Vice Marshal Eng. Saleh Yahya al-Maskari, Commandant of the NDC, welcomed the GCC Secretary-General and the rest of the gathering.


In his lecture, al-Hajraf outlined the GCC role in tackling regional and international developments, elements of power and challenges influencing the GCC’s methodology of functioning as it performs its mandate of promoting its member states. The lecture also touched on the impact of the GCC moves on regional and international security, as well as the Council’s ability to explore or anticipate future developments and address the concomitant challenges to stay as a politically and economically influential entity in the region.


The lecture was attended by Dr. Ali Qasim al-Lawati, Advisor of Studies and Research at the Diwan of Royal Court, Sheikh Ahmed Mohammed al-Nadabi, Secretary General of the Majlis A’Shura, Khalid Ahmed al-Sa’eedi, Secretary General of the State Council, Saud Ahmed al-Barwani, Head of the GCC Department at the Foreign Ministry and Dr. Zainab Ali al-Qasmi, Head of the Diplomatic Institute at the Foreign Ministry, as well as NDC faculty members and personnel.


Source: Oman News Agency

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