The ‘Emirati-Saudi Security Committee’ held its fourth meeting at the headquarters of the UAE Ministry of Interior in Abu Dhabi, to reinforce the security cooperation between the Ministries of Interior of the UAE and Saudi Arabia.
The Emirati delegation was led by Lt. General Saif Abdullah Al Sha’far, Under-Secretary at the Ministry of Interior, while the Saudi delegation was led by Dr. Nasser bin Abdulaziz Al Daoud, Deputy Minister of Interior, Emirates News Agency WAM reported.
In his speech during the meeting’s opening session, Al Sha’far welcomed Al Daoud and his delegation and conveyed the greetings of H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior.
Al Sha’far stated that the meeting aims to reinforce the close relations between the two countries and serve their mutual interests, under the leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques.
He added that the meeting also looks to implement the directives of the leadership of both countries while highlighting their keenness to strengthen overall relations and continue their joint police and security efforts. The meeting was an opportunity to discuss and exchange relevant opinions, he stressed.
Al Daoud thanked the officials of the Ministry of Interior for their hospitality while noting that this meeting is part of a series of meetings that will discuss and approve relevant security initiatives, to achieve the aspirations of His Royal Highness Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz, Minister of Interior of Saudi Arabia, and Sheikh Saif bin Zayed. He also hoped that it would lead to beneficial outcomes for both sides.
During the meeting, both sides discussed several topics, projects, initiatives and best practices related to security that were raised by members of the committee, such as developing a joint security database and e-linking the operations rooms of their Ministries of Interior.
Meanwhile, the UAE has participated as a ‘Guest of Honor’ in the Second Forum of the Saudi Civil Defense Directors, which was held in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia under the patronage of Prince Fahad bin Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, Governor of Tabuk.
The UAE delegation attending the meeting included Major General Jasem Mohamed Al Marzouqi, Commander of Civil Defense at the Ministry of Interior, Colonel Mohammed Abdullah Al Takawi, Director of the Media Affairs at the GHQ of the Civil Defense and a number of senior officials.