Kuwaiti Official Visits Security Institutions in Ankara

05.12.2014 Security
Kuwaiti Official Visits Security Institutions in Ankara

Kuwaiti Official Visits Security Institutions in Ankara

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Kuwait's Ministry of Interior Undersecretary Lieutenant General Sulaiman Al-Fahad (photo) visited here on Thursday a number of departments affiliated to the Turkish Interior Ministry, as a step to boost joint security cooperation between both countries, Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) reported.

Lieutenant General Al-Fahad visited Police Special Operations Department and was briefed about nature of work in this unit, and the personnel readiness to run dangerous and high-risk operations. He also discussed with the Turkish side possibility of exchanging expertise in this particular sector.

He also visited shooting ranges, and viewed a number of drills for encountering armed actions by terrorist organizations, besides freeing hostages and arresting armed criminals.

He later visited forensic laboratories and met the director of this department at the Turkish Interior Ministry, who explained to Undersecretary Al-Fahad means of investigating crimes through examining samples picked from the crime scene, besides forensic photography, as well as Labs of fraud, sound, image and cognition.

Al-Fahad met Turkish Police Academy Director and discussed means of cooperation with Saad Al-Abdullah Al-Sabah Security Sciences Academy. He attended a visual display of the Turkish Academy various departments, its curriculums, besides its special trainings.

Earlier this week, Lt. General Sulaiman Al-Fahad, during a meeting with the Istanbul Police Chief, Selami Antinok said his field visits to the country's diverse security departments aim at exchanging expertise and “opening new horizons for cooperation in combating terrorism and narcotics.”

The Police Chief briefed General Al-Fahad about the local law enforcement procedures, mechanisms, such as resolving crimes and tracking down suspects, anti-terrorism measures particularly at the airports.

General Al-Fahad examined Istanbul's security operations chamber and how the personnel deal with security incidents.

The two sides swapped memorial shields. The meeting was attended by the Kuwaiti General Consul in Istanbul, Sheikh Salem Fahad Al-Sabah, the MoI's assistant Undersecretaries Major General Sheikh Ahmad Al-Khalifa Al-Sabah, Major General Abdulhamid Abdulrahim Al-Wadhi, Major General Issam Al-Naham and other ranking Ministry Officers.

On Monday, the Kuwaiti delegation held a meeting with Istanbul Governor Vasip Sahin, discussing means of cementing bilateral relations, mainly in the security field.

A recent visit to Ankara by HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah has contributed to a further promotion and consolidation of bilateral relations in various domains.

Kuwait and Turkey signed a security agreement in 2005 over cooperation in the fight against terrorism, organized crime, drugs, smuggling and illegal immigration.

Source: KUNA


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