(Unofficial Translation of Arabic Press Release)
Their Highnesses and Excellencies the Arab Interior Ministers held today the meetings of the thirty-eighth session of the Council of Arab Interior Ministers – and that was through video communication -.
The meeting was chaired by His Royal Highness Prince Abdul Aziz bin Saud bin Nayef bin Abdul Aziz, Minister of Interior, Honorary Chairman of the Council of Arab Interior Ministers. Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud gave a speech
At the beginning of the meeting, he conveyed to the beginning the greetings of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. And His Royal Highness Prince Muhammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince – to save them to their Highnesses and Excellencies, the Arab Interior Ministers.
His Highness said: “What has been achieved and what is being achieved – praise be to God – of the success of our security institutions in confronting the global and local challenges and changes surrounding our Arab security has contributed to strengthening the complementary relationship between the security services and citizens. And the importance of their cooperation with them to make this role imposed by the duties of the homeland and the responsibilities of citizens, and we look forward to the growth of this role to enhance the relationship of citizens with the security services that work for their safety, security and stability.
His Highness affirmed that the complementary relationship between the security institutions in the Arab countries through the Arab Interior Ministers Council throughout its history has contributed to building Arab plans and strategies. Crime prevention included; Drug control; Combating terrorism, traffic safety, and financial control; In addition to civil protection; Security awareness; His Highness indicated that these achievements are appreciated at the official and popular level. His Highness added: “I trust that, through our joint cooperation, we are able – God willing – to overcome every challenge that disturbs security and safety.”
At the end of his speech, Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud expressed his thanks and appreciation to the security sectors in all Arab countries for the distinguished efforts they made during the Corona pandemic. His Highness also thanked the Secretary General of the Council of Arab Interior Ministers and the employees of the secretariat and all its offices for continuing their duties for you in the meetings and conferences despite What caused the Corona pandemic.
Subsequently, His Excellency the Secretary General of the League of Arab States, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, gave a speech in which he praised the efforts made by the Council of Arab Interior Ministers in order to strengthen the security march and combating crime in Arab countries.
His Excellency emphasized that the threat of terrorism still tops the challenges facing the Arab region. Noting that combating the security threats that threaten the majority of Arab countries tops the priorities of Arab national action.
His Excellency indicated that consolidating what has been achieved from the victory against the criminal ISIS organization requires double security vigilance and continuous cooperation between the Arab agencies that work with you in the field of information and security intelligence so that it is contained before it escalates and increases the cost of confronting it.
Then His Excellency the Secretary General of the Council of Arab Interior Ministers, Dr. Muhammad bin Ali Kuman, delivered a speech in which he extended his thanks and appreciation to His Highness Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud, Minister of Interior, Honorary President of the Council of Arab Interior Ministers, and to their Highnesses and Excellencies the Ministers. On their permanent support for the Council’s work and the enhancement of its career.
And he indicated that despite the slowdown caused by the Corona pandemic at all levels. However, the Council of Arab Interior Ministers has made several gains, including the Group of Arab Experts concerned with monitoring and exchanging information on terrorist threats and analyzing them. In addition to strengthening cooperation with regional and international organizations to serve the security authorities in Arab countries, by holding several meetings between officials of Arab security agencies and international security organizations.
Subsequently, His Excellency the Minister of Interior of the Republic of Iraq, Lieutenant General Othman Ali Al-Ghanmi, received the presidency of the thirty-eighth session of the Council from His Excellency the Minister of Interior of the Republic of Sudan, Lieutenant General, the first human rights police, Ezz El-Din Sheikh Ali, President of the previous session; After that, he approved the work program and agenda for the new session of the Council. Then the words of their Highnesses and Excellencies the Arab Interior Ministers followed; After that, the work of the 38th session was concluded.