The joint security committee between the Ministries of the Interior of the UAE and Bahrain convened at the Headquarters of the UAE Ministry of Interior in Abu Dhabi, to discuss ways of boosting their security cooperation, developing e-connectivity systems and promoting the exchange of information and expertise.
The Emirati side was led by Major General Khalifa Hareb Al Khaili, Under-Secretary at the Ministry of Interior, while the Bahraini side was led by Lt. General Tariq Al Hassan, Head of Public Security at the Ministry of Interior of Bahrain, UAE national news agency WAM reported.
During the meeting, Al Khaili conveyed the greetings of H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, and welcomed the Bahraini guests in their second country, the UAE. He noted that the meeting underscored the distinguished ties between the two countries, in light of their leaderships’ keenness to enhance their relations.
The meeting between the ministries of the interior of the two countries is part of the joint security committee to boost bilateral ties in security and police areas, he added.
The UAE delegation included Major General Ali Khalfan Al Dhaheri, Director of the Special Tasks Sector at the Abu Dhabi Police, Major General Sultan Al Nuaimi, Director-General of Residency and Foreigners Affairs at the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship, and members of the committee, while the Bahraini delegation included Sheikh Hisham bin Abdul Rahman Al Khalifa, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Interior for Nationality, Passports and Residence Affairs, Sheikh Ahmed bin Hamad Al Khalifa, President of Customs, Sheikh Salman bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, CEO of the National Centre for Cyber Security, and other Bahraini Officers.
The meeting also discussed various topics, projects, initiatives and best practices in the area of security covering the exchange of information, the e-connectivity between the ministries of the interior of the two countries, e-connectivity related to traffic violations, and joint training courses between their police colleges.