Tunisian President Kais Saied received Arab Interior Ministers attending the 37th session of the Arab Interior Ministers Council which opened in Tunis Sunday, according to a Tunisian Presidency statement.
The 37th edition of the Council is attended by high-level Arab security delegations as well as representatives of Arab and international organizations.
According to the Council’s General Secretariat, based in Tunis, the proceedings of this event will continue over two days and will discuss means to enhance joint Arab security cooperation.
The Council is also discussing a host of issues, including efforts to combat terrorism and narcotics and prevention of crime, Tunisian National News Agency (NNA) reported.
The Council endorsed a special report on the performance of Riyadh-based Naif Arab University for Security Sciences (NAUSS) for 2019, appreciating the support Naif University receives from Saudi government and expressing gratitude for Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, Minister of Interior of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
The Saudi Interior Minister is also Honorary President of the Arab Interior Ministers’ Council and Chairman of the Supreme Council of Naif Arab University for Security Sciences (NAUSS). He described his meeting with the Tunisian President as one that “emphasized the deep-rooted Saudi-Tunisian ties”.
In a communiqué following the meetings, the General Secretariat of the Council announced awarding King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein of Jordan Prince Naif Medal for Arab Security (photo), excellent class, in recognition of the continual support for the joint Arab security action and his pioneering efforts in the field of enhancing the ties of fraternity and cooperation among Arab countries and the entire world.
In its final recommendations, the Council approved the Arab strategy to confront information technology crimes, and decided to establish a unit within the scope of the General Secretariat to combat these crimes.
It also approved the executive plan for the project to develop the Arab strategy to combat terrorism and the guidelines for the work of its sub-committees.
In their delivered speeches during the conference, a number of Arab Interior Ministers touched on the security threats facing the Arab region today, in the forefront of which are terrorism, drugs, illegal immigration and other forms of transnational organized crime.
Conferees also stressed on their keenness to continue to work to strengthen and develop the march of Arab joint security work, and reach more achievements in order to provide security and stability for all Arab people.