Saudi Crown Prince, Deputy Premier and Minister of Interior Mohammed bin Naif bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (photo) met with US Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and his accompanying delegation on Sunday.
They discussed a number of issues of common in interest and ways of enhancing them, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
State officials and the Riyadh-based US Embassy Chargé d’Affaires were present at the meeting.
Furthermore, Saudi Deputy Crown Prince, Second Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz received in Riyadh Saturday with President Ramzan Kadyrov of the Chechen Republic.
During the meeting, they discussed bilateral relations, as well as a number of issues of common interest, according to SPA.
Meanwhile, Undersecretaries of Interior Ministries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries arrived in Riyadh Sunday to prepare for the GCC’s 35th Interior Ministers conference.
Bahrain’s Undersecretary of Interior Sheikh Nasser bin Abdulrahman Al Khalifa; Oman’s General Inspector for Police and Customs for Operations Affairs Major General Hamad bin Sulaiman Al-Hatimi; Kuwait’s Interior Ministry Undersecretary General Sulaiman bin Fahd Al-Fahd; Qatar’s Director for Public Security Major General Staff Saad bin Jassim Al-Khilaifi and UAE Undersecretary of the Interior Ministry General Saif bin Abdullah Al-Shaafar were received at King Khalid International Airport by Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Salem, Undersecretary of the Saudi Ministry of Interior; Major General Fahd Al-Arfaj, Director General of the Interior Minister’s office for studies and research and a number of Interior Ministry officials.
Undersecretary of Saudi Interior Ministry Dr. Ahmad Al Salem said that the meeting discussed a number of topics related to the security affair in the region to develop recommendations for the meeting of Their Excellences Ministers of Interior in the GCC Countries.
He also underlined the importance of the meeting in cementing pan-GCC security cooperation in face of the growing security challenges in the region.
These impending challenges require synergy from all member states and no country could face unilaterally all these threats, particularly of the organized crimes, he added.