The Undersecretaries of GCC Interior Ministries opened their meeting in Doha Monday (photo), in preparation for the 34th meeting of the GCC Interior Ministers, due to be held in Doha today, Qatar News Agency (QNA) reported.
The agenda of the meeting includes topics strengthening security cooperation between the Member States to counter all forms of crime, and spreading greater security and stability in the GCC countries.
Qatar’s Director General of Public Security Major General Saad bin Jassim Al Khulaifi, Chairman of the meeting, welcomed the Undersecretaries of GCC Interior Ministries and conveyed the greetings of Qatar’s Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani and his wishes of success in order to promote and strengthen the GCC joint security cooperation.
Al Khulaifi said that the meeting prepares for the upcoming 34th meeting of the GCC Interior Ministers, based on the shared collective responsibility to counter crime in all its forms and prevent its extension into societies.
He noted that the agenda of the meeting includes the recommendations of the Undersecretaries emergency meetings and all security committees and meetings, organized by the General Secretariat in 2015, which shows the determination to push forwards security cooperation and face any challenges and developments, especially terrorism.
Al Khulaifi stressed the importance of mutual cooperation among all GCC security services and coordination between intellectual, cultural, social and educational institutions to enlighten generations of challenges and dangers.
He also urged review for the existing legislations in order to reduce the phenomenon of violence and extremism, and called for activating the conventions and common security strategies that can contribute to addressing the dangers surrounding the region, based on religious and moral principles that fight crime and maintain human life, rights and dignity.
Al Khulaifi highlighted the threats facing the GCC countries in light of the current regional developments, stressing the need to further strengthening the security cooperation among member states.
Concluding, the Director General of Public Security extended thanks to the GCC General Secretariat and its staff for the efforts they had exerted in the preparation and follow-up of the various security meetings.
The GCC Assistant Secretary-General for Security Affairs, Hazza'a Mubarak Al Hajri expressed thanks to the State of Qatar for hosting the meeting, praising Qatar's distinct preparations, which have had effective influence in meeting the GCC Interior Ministers' expectations.
Al Hajri underlined at the opening session that the GCC Security Affairs Sector drafted the agenda of the meeting of the Undersecretaries of GCC Interior Ministries.
The agenda contains a follow-up of the implementation of GCC Interior Ministers decisions at their 33th periodic meeting, held in Kuwait in 2014, the16th Consultative Meeting, held in Doha in April, and the outcome of the two emergency meetings, held at the GCC General Secretariat headquarters in Riyadh during June and September 2015.
The GCC Assistant Secretary-General for Security Affairs also said that the GCC Security Affairs Sector Secretariat has prepared a comprehensive report including the most important recommendations made by security committees' specialists, who held a meeting this year to discuss, review and submit the appropriate recommendations thereon to the meeting of GCC Interior Ministers.