Emirati-Saudi Security Committee reviews means to boost COOP

  • Thursday 18, April 2019 09:41 PM
Sharjah 24 – WAM: The 'Emirati-Saudi Security Committee' held its fourth meeting at the headquarters of the 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.

In his speech during the meeting’s opening session, Al Sha'far welcomed Al Daoud and his delegation and conveyed the greetings of 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.