The agreement was signed on the sidelines of the inaugural Post-Blast Investigation Conference, which was organized by the Directorate-General of Security and Ports Affairs at Abu Dhabi Police.
The agreement was signed by Brigadier Sheikh Mohammad bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, Director of Security and Ports Affairs, and Commander Richard Walton, Head of Metropolitan Police's Counter Terrorism Command in the United Kingdom.
Under the agreement, both parties will strengthen joint cooperation in accordance with the applicable laws and regulations of both countries. They will also reinforce existing working relationships in the area of training and development, as well as cooperate in providing modern training programs, equipment and experts. The agreement also stipulates developing training plans and recommendations for the development of future training programs.
Through the agreement, both parties shall work to enhance cooperation in training, exchange of expertise, specialized knowledge, drills and scenarios, as per the best practices and using modern technology and equipment. They shall also establish a list of the training programs that will be offered, exchange information and other topics related to developing cooperation in police work.
Attending the MoU signing ceremony were Brigadier Abdul Rahman Al Hammadi, Head of the Forensic Evidence Department, Colonel Dr. Rashid Mohammad Borshid, Head of the Criminal Investigation Department, Colonel Homaid Al Afrit, Head of the Weapons and Explosives Department at the Directorate-General of the Security and Ports Affairs at Abu Dhabi Police, along with heads of departments, experts, lecturers participating at the conference, and specialized officers from the GCC countries.
Commander Walton reiterated the importance of regional and international cooperation to tackle various crimes, in a bid to provide security and tranquility for community members. He also stressed the need for joint work in order to face the challenges and changes that are occurring across the world, and praised the prominent efforts exerted by the Abu Dhabi Police in solving the Reem Island murder case, arresting the perpetrator in record time.
Commander Walton extended an invitation to the Abu Dhabi Police to visit the UK and get acquainted with the experience, expertise, and capabilities used in police and security work. He also wished them continued success.