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Interior ministries undersecretaries mull pan-GCC security cooperation
September 10, 2015, 8:36 am
Undersecretaries of interior ministries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) are pictured ahead of their meeting in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The Undersecretaries of interior ministries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) convened in Riyadh yesterday to discuss security cooperation among the GCC countries. The meeting comes amid radical security changes in the region that require great cooperation to overcome the challenges they raised, Kuwait Interior Ministry’s Undersecretary Lieutenant General Suleiman Al- Fahad said at the meeting. He stressed the need to improve the security capabilities and strengthen security ties between the GCC countries.

Gulf States who face danger are aware of, sedition and terrorist acts being planned against them, which need to be tackled in a decisive, forceful, prepared and coordinated manner, he argued. He underlined the need to work to support and defend the GCC societies from deviant and extremist ideologies which target our youth.

Security coordination
Prior to leaving Kuwait, Lt Gen Fahad held talks with the US Charge d’Affaires to Kuwait Joey Hood on a host of issues of mutual interest. The two men discussed security coordination and cooperation, and exchanging of expertise to achieving common security objectives, the ministry’s Security Media Department said in a statement. Fahad and Hood discussed traffic issues, it added. Hood commended the Ministry of Interior’s professionalism in dealing with security affairs, noted the statement.

Source: KUNA

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