Min­is­ters to dis­cuss pan-GCC se­cu­rity co­op­er­a­tion

Uni­form laws to com­bat ter­ror­ism, drug smug­gling on agenda


“The GCC in­te­rior min­is­ters will hold here on Tues­day the 35th meet­ing at the Ritz Carl­ton ho­tel, and the aim is to unite the ef­forts of se­cu­rity sec­tors in the Gulf coun­tries through co­op­er­a­tion and co­or­di­na­tion be­tween these sec­tors, in or­der to face se­cu­rity chal­lenges such as transna­tional crimes like ter­ror and drug crimes, es­pe­cially at a time when the re­gion is wit­ness­ing sev­eral crises and se­cu­rity is­sues in light of loose se­cu­rity in some neigh­bor­ing coun­tries,” the Min­istry of In­te­rior's me­dia de­part­ment said.

Be­sides se­cu­rity con­cerns, the agenda of the meet­ing in­cludes the im­ple­men­ta­tion of the res­o­lu­tions passed dur­ing the 34th meet­ing, held last year in Qatar, that em­pha­sized the sup­port of GCC states for all re­gional or in­ter­na­tional ef­forts to com­bat ter­ror­ism.

Ear­lier, in­te­rior min­istry un­der­sec­re­taries from the mem­ber coun­tries par­tic­i­pated in a prepara­tory meet­ing here on Sun­day to set the tone in lay­ing ground for the meet­ing and help to make it a suc­cess.

The prepara­tory meet­ing cov­ered sev­eral se­cu­rity- re­lated top­ics to be dis­cussed by the in­te­rior min­is­ters, un­der­lin­ing the im­por­tance of the meet­ing in ce­ment­ing pan- GCC co­op­er­a­tion in the face of grow­ing se­cu­rity chal­lenges, which will help boost the se­cu­rity process among GCC coun­tries.

RIYADH: In­te­rior min­is­ters from the six-mem­ber Gulf Co­op­er­a­tion Coun­cil (GCC) will meet here on Tues­day to unify the ef­forts of the se­cu­rity sec­tors in the Gulf coun­tries through joint co­op­er­a­tion.

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