Tunisia Hosts 40th Session of Council of Arab Interior Ministers

Photo: SPA Saudi Press Agency (SPA)02.03.2023 Security
Tunisia Hosts 40th Session of Council of Arab Interior Ministers

Tunisia Hosts 40th Session of Council of Arab Interior Ministers

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Under the auspices of President Kais Saied of Tunisia, Arab Ministers of Interior held Wednesday the 40th session of the Council of Arab Interior Ministers.

The Saudi delegation was headed by Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz, the Minister of Interior and the Honorary President of the Council of Arab Interior Ministers, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud delivered a speech at the outset of the meeting, conveying greetings of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince and Prime Minister - their aspirations for the meeting to achieve results that can enhance the joint Arab security.

The Prince also thanked President Saied for attending the meeting, the Tunisian people, and Tunisian Minister of Interior Tawfiq Sharafuddin for inaugurating the session and providing all necessary means for the success of the event, welcoming new Ministers of Interior who joined the council recently.

Prince Abdulaziz also stressed that the Council of Arab Interior Ministers, during its previous session, realized several gains and achievements in several comprehensive tracks that changed thoughts and ambitions into reality.

Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud continued: “Our world is witnessing rapid developments that resulted in multiple security and social threats, such as the spread of drugs, which destroy societies, target young people and destroy all the foundations of development and prosperity.

“Therefore, the enhancement of applying the envisioned Arab cooperation model requires support for integration and coordination efforts and exchanging experience and expertise to develop means and mechanisms based on comprehensive analytical studies of data and information on all types of crimes to prevent and combat them, according to a comprehensive system of security strategies, plans, policies and decisions in its overall concept,” he added.

“I am certain that we can overcome all the challenges facing the security and stability of our Arab countries based on the high values of your distinguished council, which has contributed to successive achievements that drive us to look towards a future based on the highest degree of protection for our societies against crimes to live in a secure, safe and stable Arab world,” Prince Abdulaziz concluded.

Later, the Council discussed topics on its agenda, including a report by the Secretariat General between the 39th and 40th sessions of the council, a report by the Naif Arab University for Security Sciences on the work progress of the university between the 39th and 40th sessions of the council, and recommendations from conferences and meetings held within the secretariat general in 2022, and the results of joint meetings with Arab and international institutions working in areas concerned with cybersecurity, cybercrime and counter-terrorism.

At the end of the meeting, the Council’s Secretary General read the Council’s final communiqué. 



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