His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received, in the Majlis at Qasr Al Bahr, the Ministers of Interior and representatives of the member countries of the International Security Alliance, who are holding their meeting in Abu Dhabi, while accompanied by H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior.
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed welcomed the Ministers of Interior and their delegations and exchanged conversation about the duties and role of the Alliance in coordinating their efforts to combat international organized crime and protect its member countries, Emirates News Agency WAM reported.
During the meeting, a presentation was made about the potential cooperation in the areas of the police and security, as well as benefiting from joint knowledge and exchanging expertise and information, to help achieve world peace and the security of the people of the world.
The reception at the Qasr Al Bahr Majlis was also attended by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in Al Dhafra Region and Chairman of the Emirates Red Crescent, ERC; H.H. Sheikh Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Ruler`s Representative in Al Ain Region; H.H. Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation; H.H. Sheikh Khalid bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of the Zayed Higher Organization for Humanitarian Care and Special Needs, ZHO, and Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister for Tolerance.
The Alliance, which includes the UAE, France, Italy, Spain, Senegal, Bahrain, Morocco and Singapore, aims to strengthen the security and safety of its member countries in line with their interests, as well as to promote their joint police efforts, co-ordination and mutual expertise in security and crime, and exchange opinions and advice on fighting organized crime.
For his part, H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, chaired, at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, ADNEC, a meeting of the Ministers of Interior of member countries of the International Security Alliance.
The meeting was attended by Lt. General Sheikh Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, Minister of Interior of Bahrain, Kasiviswanathan Shanmugam, Minister for Home Affairs and Law of Singapore, and Mamodo Diyub, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Interior of Senegal, as well as representatives of the Ministers of Interior of the Alliance’s member countries, security and police officials, and other officials.
The participants listened to a summary of the Alliance’s developments in 2017 and approved several projects presented by its technical team, which promote co-operation, establish relations in the area of electronic protection, and strengthen their proactive efforts to counter extremism and international terrorism.
Shanmugam launched the Alliance’s website, which was organized by its General Secretariat. The attendees then viewed a photo gallery of the Alliance’s activities since its establishment.
The Alliance’s 2018 roadmap, which includes vital international topics, issues and projects being implemented by its technical teams, was also approved, with the aim of enhancing the security and safety of member countries in line with their interests, as well as unifying their security efforts and joint co-ordination in areas of security, police and crime.
The Alliance, which was established in the UAE capital, Abu Dhabi, in February 2017, is an international working group that aims to counter and protect its members from all forms of organized and international crime, as well as maintain their security and stability and strengthen their co-operation in the areas of police work and security while benefiting from their experiences and exchanging expertise and knowledge, to help achieve world peace and the security of the people of the world.