UAE, China discuss security co-operation in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, �The UAE and China have discussed at the ministry’s headquarters, ways to promote co-operation and co-ordination in area of security , and how best to improve joint security action.

This came during the meeting between Lt. General Saif Abdullah Al Sha’far, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Interior, and Deputy Director of International Co-operation at the Ministry of Public Security of the People’s Republic of China, and his accompanying delegation.

The Chinese delegation is currently visiting the UAE to attend the international forum, Unity for Security, being held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.

Al Sha’far said that this visit reflects the depth of bilateral relations between the UAE and China while highlighting major security challenges that require concerted international co-operation to overcome and eliminate them.

The UAE official underlined the desire of the Ministry of Interior to enhance co-operation and co-ordination with the Chinese Ministry of Public Security, exchange experience and information, and benefit from the Chinese experiences in combatting crime.

The Chinese official stressed the importance of strengthening ties between China and the UAE in combatting international crime, exchanging law enforcement experiences and expertise, and securing major events, and organising training programmes.

He added that the security challenges require joint action through established committees and sub-committees and future field visits to China, with a view to lay the foundations for future security co-operation.

The meeting was also attended by Colonel Dr. Jamal Saif Fares, Chairman of the Co-operation Activation Committee with the Ministry of Public Security of the People’s Republic of China, and several officers.

The joint UAE-Chinese Co-operation Committee held a meeting in Al Etihad Hall at the headquarters of the ministry.

Major General Don Dijay and his delegation visited the Gulf Police Department in Abu Dhabi, where they and were received by Lt. Colonel Mubarak Al-Khaili, Director of the Gulf Police Department, as well as heads of departments and a number of officers and employees of the department.

They were briefed by Lt. Colonel Al-Khaili about the organisational structure of the GCC Police Force, and its duties and its role to enhance co-operation and security co-ordination in GCC countries, as well as to combat all forms of crime with the support of the GCC General Secretariat.

Source: Emirates News Agency