Manama: Qatar is planning to set up two military colleges as part of its drive to boost its capabilities.
The naval and technical military colleges will be equipped with the latest equipment for training, Major General Hamad Bin Ali Al Attiyah, the Minister of State for Defence Affairs, said, Qatar News Agency (QNA) reported on Tuesday.
“The existence of colleges in the State of Qatar will give citizens a sense of satisfaction and a trust that there are military colleges available in the country to graduate Qatari youths qualified to defend their country,” he said, quoted by the official news agency.
“The armed forces always depend on the best and most efficient training schools to provide their educational edifices with the latest training services,” Al Attiyah added as he spoke to reporters at a graduation ceremony held at the Air College at Leader Mohammad bin Abdullah Al Attiyah.
The graduation ceremony was attended by the Emir Shaikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani who presented the Sword of Honour to the achiever in all grades, Mubarak Abdul Rahman Mohammad Al Hemaidi. He also honoured the second achiever in all grades and the first in aviation, Abdullah Mohsen Andilah Al Marri and the third top achiever in all grades and the first in military competence and discipline, Talah Khalid Surour Al Abdullah.
Commander of the Air College Brigadier (Pilot) Salim Hamad Al Nabit said that the college was witnessing “a remarkable progress in all fields in terms of qualifications, training and arming.”
According to the minister, the Air College will start enrolling students from other countries as well.
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