His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani on Thursday attended the graduation ceremony of the 15th batch of students of Ahmed Bin Mohamed Military College.
The graduation ceremony was attended by HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz al-Thani, ministers, officials of military colleges from brotherly and friendly countries, guests and parents of the graduates.
Upon the Amir's arrival, the Qatari national anthem was played.
The Amir then inspected a guard of honour by 119 graduates from Qatar and several sisterly countries, such as Kuwait, Jordan, Sudan, Tunisia, Libya and Mauritania.
The Amir then honoured ten outstanding graduates.
The 15th batch handed over the flag to the 16th batch, and the order for promotions was then read out.
Commander of the Military College Staff Colonel Abdulhadi Mohamed al-Hajri said the graduating batch felt honoured by the Amir's presence.
The Qatari graduates, he said, would join the Armed Forces, Amiri Guard, Internal Security Force (Lekhwiya), State Security Bureau and others would join their countries' military wings.
They have carried out internal and external field training and exercises with determination and courage in order to follow the path of previous generations, Staff Colonel al-Hajri added.
He said as a continuation of the work plan and achievements in the College, the third and fourth courses of the undergraduate candidates diploma graduated on Wednesday.
Last September, the College received the 19th batch, he said.
Staff Colonel al-Hajri noted that, in pursuit of the Amir's vision, the College will be a meeting place to enhance brotherhood and friendship with brotherly and friendly countries, and that members from Iraq and Rwanda joined for the first time with this batch.
He added that an exercise entitled 'Oryx Endeavour' was carried out by cadets of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in co-operation with the Ahmed Bin Moha
med Military College in November 2019 where the implementation of such exercises is one of the strongest areas of bilateral co-operation between sisterly and friendly colleges.
At the end of his speech, Staff Colonel al-Hajri said the achievements of the College couldn't have been accomplished without God's grace as well as the full support of HE the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defence Affairs, the continuous follow-up of HE the Chief of Staff and the concerted efforts of the commands of the Ministry of Interior, the Internal Security Force (Lekhwiya), the Amiri Guard and all the forces, units, bodies and directorates in the armed forces.
At the end of the ceremony, the graduates took the oath and the national anthem was played.
Later, the Amir met with heads of military colleges from the brotherly and friendly countries, who attended the graduation ceremony.
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