H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, signed on Sunday, an agreement between the UAE and Spain to step up cooperation in security fields and the exchange of expertise and information.
From the Spanish side, Arancha González Laya, Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Spanish Cooperation signed the agreement, Emirates news agency WAM reported.
The agreement aims to boost the existing cooperation between the two countries in the areas of combating all forms of crime through the exchange of information, expertise and best practices put in place in the two countries. It will also conduct benchmarking between the police agencies in the two countries in the areas of crime status and trends, the use of modern technologies in police work, as well as holding specialized meetings and conferences between them to intensify their cooperation.
The two sides discussed ways to enhance the existing cooperation ties between the two countries on issues of mutual interest, and stressed the need to take the existing friendship between the two countries to a higher level and develop joint cooperation in all fields.
Earlier, Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan also attended on Sunday morning the graduation ceremony of the Police College’s 32nd batch of candidate cadets, the 31st class of male university students and the 15th class of female university students at the Police College in Abu Dhabim, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.
Sheikh Saif congratulated the graduates on becoming qualified, with knowledge and skills in police work, to assume their national responsibilities. Sheikh Saif also advised the graduates to gain the necessary experience and give back to their homeland and the judicious leadership, ensuring that the UAE remains a beacon of security and stability and one of the best countries in the world in terms of security and stability.
Sheikh Saif handed the sword of honor to the candidate cadet, Mohamed Abdullah Mohamed Al Qorsi Al Ali, who came first with total marks, first in academic sciences and first in special training in the 32nd batch of candidate cadets.
The Minister also handed awards to outstanding students, including candidate cadet Ahmed Ali Nasser Al Amri, who received the Parade Leader Award. Then, the graduates took the legal oath to remain loyal to the UAE and its President, respect its constitution and laws honestly and faithfully and obey all commands they receive.
For his part, Brigadier General Waleed Salem Al Shamsi, Director General of the Police College, also honored the graduates. The ceremony was attended by a number of Department Directors at the College, Colonel Ahmed Mohamed Buharoon, Director General of the Social Solidarity Fund for the Ministry of Interior’s Staff - Executive Director of Fazaa, Colonel Mohamed Hussein Al Khoury, Chairman of the Committee for the Activities and Events of Abu Dhabi Police General HQs, as well as a number of Police College Officers.
It is noteworthy that the total number of graduates reached 279 graduates, including 260 candidate cadets from the thirty-second batch and 17 university students, including 4 from the Kingdom of Bahrain, and 2 Female university students. 26 Arab students were among the graduates (18 from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 5 from the Kingdom of Bahrain, 2 from the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, and one student from the Federal Republic of Comoros).
Since its establishment, the Police College has been keen on graduating competencies in work, legal and policing specialties and providing various police departments, stations and police service centers with competent graduates with the ability to deal with various security and community service work as needed to maintain the stability of society.
It has also achieved a distinguished position among its counterparts in the region in various training, academic and administrative fields.The college’s curriculum and training system focuses on the practical aspect of graduating police to enable officers to deal with various security conditions with high skill and professionalism.