Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi (photo) received Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, who heads the UAE delegation at the 34th meeting of Arab Interior Ministers, UAE national news agency WAM reported.
Topics covered by the ministerial meeting, which Essebsi opened Wednesday in the Tunisian capital, included security strategies, ways of bolstering co-operation in combating terrorism, borer security to curb cross-border arms smuggling and movement of terrorists.
Other participants in the meeting included representatives of the Arab League, the Gulf Co-operation Council, the Arab Maghreb Union, the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol), the International Civil Defense Organization, the Arab Tourism Organization, Arab Civil Aviation Commission, the Naif Arab University for Security Sciences and the Arab Police Sports Union.
Sheikh Saif was welcomed at the airport in Tunis by Mohamed Slim Azabi, Director of the presidential office and the personal representative of the Tunisian President, Ministers, UAE Ambassador to Tunisia Salim Eissa Al Zaabi, senior officials and others.
Meanwhile, Qatar’s Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani met on Wednesday with Oman's Minister of Interior Sayyid Hamoud bin Faisal Al Busaidi on the occasion of his participation in the meetings of the 34th session of the Arab Interior Ministers’ Council, Qatar News Agency (QNA) reported.
During the meeting, they reviewed the fraternal relations between the two brotherly countries and ways of developing them, especially in the security field, in addition to a number of topics listed on the agenda of the meeting.
For his part, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Premier, Minister of Interior, Honorary President of the Council of Arab Interior Ministers, headed the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s delegation to the meeting.
The Crown Prince opened the “Islam and Human Rights” exhibition, organized by the National committee for Human Rights in Qatar. The event took place in the presence of Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalid Al Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of Qatar, and other interior ministers of Arab states.