Earlier this month, Lt. General Saif Abdullah Al Shafar, Under-Secretary at the UAE Ministry of Interior and Chairman of the High Joint Committee for the Mobilization Exercise of GCC Security Forces 2, chaired the Committee’s meeting held at the Dubai Police GHQ.
The meeting finalized measures, scenarios and preparations for the launch of the highly important exercise, which is hosted by the UAE from 2nd to 20th February in Dubai, as per the decision of Ministers of Interior of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, Emirates news agency (WAM) reported.
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.
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, Al Shafar said.
The Saudi Security Forces are taking part in the drill, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
A team of special task force command at the Royal Oman Police (ROP) left on Thursday for the United Arab Emirates to participate in the drill, Oman News Agency (ONA) reported.
For his part, Brigadier Dr. Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Khalifa asserted that Bahrain’s participation is part of the implementation of the decisions of Their Highnesses and Excellencies GCC Interior Minister at the end of the 36th meeting that was held in Oman.
He hailed the directives of His Excellency Interior Minister and follow up of Chief of Public Security to promote joint Gulf security work through cooperation, coordination and planning between security authorities, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.
He also thanked the UAE Interior Ministry for their efforts in organizing the event and wished success to the event’s various activities.