H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, reviewed the latest preparations for the “Arab Gulf Security 2” exercise, which will start in February in the UAE.
During the meeting, Sheikh Saif was briefed about the exercise by members of the High Joint Committee for the Mobilization Exercise of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Security Forces, Emirates news agency WAM reported.
The meeting was attended by Lt. General Saif Abdullah Al Shafar, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Interior and Chairman of the Committee, and Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of the Dubai Police, along with several heads of committees at the ministry.
The UAE will host the exercise from 2nd to 20th February in Dubai, as per the decision of Ministers of Interior of GCC countries.
The exercise aims to train security personnel from GCC countries on how to handle emergency situations and raise their security readiness, by improving their coordination and cooperation in facing crises and emergencies.
Lt. General Al Shafaar said that holding the exercise is in line with the directives of GCC leaders and is in implementation of the decisions of ministers of interior of GCC countries to improve their security cooperation, to face the common challenges affecting the region.
The exercise represents progress in the development of the GCC’s joint security work and is a continuation of the success of the “Arab Gulf Security 1” exercise, which was hosted by Bahrain in 2016, he added.
He then thanked the committee and its members and teams for managing the preparations.