UAE Vice President Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, who is also Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, said a joint GCC coordination has become a necessity.
Sheikh Mohammed also said that the “UAE has become a model in safety and peace regionally and internationally,” adding: “Hosting the GCC police force reflects such a confidence in its attractive and encouraging environment.
“We are fully confident hosting the headquarters will boost efforts towards Gulf integration, prevalence of law, maintain safety and security to our nations.”
WAM said the GCC Police Force will work to coordinate efforts across the region, share knowledge and information among other relevant security bodies.
Regional security threats have pushed Arab countries to mull further cooperation.
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi pushed for the creation of the force after Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants executed a group of Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya in February, prompting retaliatory air strikes from Egypt.
Meanwhile, Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan (photo), Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, reviewed the achievements of the Abu Dhabi Community Police, after the department received the Khalifa Educational Award in the category of Supporting Education Institutions during the award's eighth session for the year 2014-2015.
Lt. General Sheikh Saif praised the efforts of his team which resulted in their winning the prize, and urged them to continue the process of giving and of excellence in order to achieve Ministry of Interior objectives in support of community partnerships.