His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, received today the Director of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI, Christopher A. Wray.
H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, was also present during the meeting, UAE national news agency WAM reported.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid and the US official exchanged views on a number of issues related to the strengthening of cooperation between the concerned authorities in the UAE and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, especially with regard to exchanging information on combating extremism and terrorism at the regional and international levels.
The meeting focused on the importance of constructive cooperation between the two sides in order to effectively respond to cyber attacks and electronic piracy. The Director of the FBI referred to the positive cooperation between the two sides in this regard in order to protect the interests, security and stability of the two friendly countries.
The meeting was also attended by Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashimy, Minister of State for International Cooperation, Mohammed Ibrahim Al Shaibani, Director-General of Dubai Ruler's Court, Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-In-Chief of Dubai Police, Khalifa Saeed Suleiman, Director- General of the Department of Protocol and Hospitality in Dubai, and a number of officials.
Meanwhile, Major General Jassim Mohammed Al-Marzouqi, the General Commander of the Civil Defense at the UAE Minister of Interior, met at Abu Dhabi Civil Defense Academy, with Benjamin B. Tucker, First Deputy New York City Police Commissioner.
Tucker commended the great efforts made by the Civil Defense General Command for improving the public safety and protection systems in place in UAE.
The two parts discussed the means for enhancing cooperation between in the two parts, exchange of expertise. The visiting official also got first-hand-knowledge about UAE's experience in firefighting and civil defense.
The American official, accompanied by Al-Marzouqi, toured the different parts of the premises of Abu Dhabi Civil Defense Academy that includes areas dedicated for simulation and firefighting training, a fire station, a control tower, a special area for training and military parades and a warehouse as well as other multi-purpose buildings.