Ambassador of Pakistan HE Ali Javed and Major General Salim bin Musallam Qatan, Commandant National Defense College (NDC) have inked the ‘MoU for Academic Cooperation & Scientific Research’ between NDC and NDU (Nat’l Defense University, Islamabad) in an impressive ceremony witnessed by Their Excellencies General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) and Lt. Gen Ahmed bin Harith al Nabhani, Chief of Staff, Sultan’s Armed Forces (COSSAF).
The elegant and impressive ‘signing ceremony’ broadcast Live on Oman TV from premises of NDC yesterday was hosted by Brigadier Mohammed bin Ya’arub Al Saifi, Assistant Commandant NDC. Brigadier Sulaiman bin Khalid al-Zakwani, DG Studies & Academic Affairs Captain Rizwan Defense Attache had coordinated further. Directing Staff of NDC and delegates accompanying Hon’ble CJCSC also viewed the proceedings.
NDU and NDC have formalized institutional linkages thorough singing the accord yesterday, however, mutual cooperation has been solidly ongoing between the two premier institutes for Defense and War Studies for decades. NDU next “Foreign Study Tour’ to brotherly Sultanate is slated for April 15-19, 2019.
When viewed together with recently concluded accords for Parliamentary, Literary and Manpower & Training cooperation, the MoU between NDU& NDC is a robust addition to the existing spectrum of bilateral frameworks and is deemed as a tangible outcome of the ongoing bilateral visit to Oman by HE General Hayat to Sultanate from Feb 2-5, 2019.
Lt. General Aamer Riaz, President NDU since December 15, 2018, sent his felicitations adding that he looked forward to cooperating with Commandant NDC to furthering mutual cooperation and exchanges under the established framework for collective benefit.
Tonight, Chairman JCSC shall interact with Omani Civil Society and Pakistanis at an Event hosted by the Ambassador with over 75 salient participants including DG External Affairs Ministry of Information, Chairmen ‘Al Roya Forum’ and ‘Muscat Media Group’, President Omani Society for Writers & Literati, Indus Valley Civilization Expert, CEO Salam Air, Businessmen, Historians, Intellectuals, Authors, Poets and Columnists.
Pakistan Embassy Muscat,
February 5, 2019.

H.E. Ali Javed and General Qatan signing the MOU between NDC and NDU
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