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Tunisia- The 34th session of the Council of Arab Interior Ministers kicked off on Wednesday in Tunisia.

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Premier and Minister of Interior, Honorary President of the Council of Arab Interior Ministers, said nations and people always need to ensure their political security, social stability and economic prosperity, but nothing can be achieved without security.

He added that fear and chaos undermine nations’ aspirations and threaten their unity, culture and economic resources. “Islam prioritized security and made it the greatest blessing bestowed by Allah onto mankind,” the crown prince continued.

“Arab security is faced with unprecedented threats, internally and externally in light of many regional and global events,” he said.

This “requires us to strengthen security cooperation and integration between our countries to defeat demons of the earth, terrorists, criminals, promoters of drugs and outlaws. It’s difficult for any country without the cooperation of other Arab countries to ward off risks individually and preserve its unity, sovereignty, safety and stability,” he added.

The Saudi Crown Prince continued, “We’re working through this council to protect our Arab security and address all its internal, regional and international threats. We look forward with hope to an Arab-international partnership through this council, leading to fruitful and constructive cooperation in the face of terrorism and crimes, and to working for international peace and security instead of exchanging accusations.”

The two-day session was held Wednesday under the patronage of Tunisia’s President Beji Caid Essebsi and witnessed the participation of representatives from the Arab League, Gulf Cooperation Council, Arab Maghreb Union, Interpol, International Civil Defense Organization, Arab Tourism Organization, Arab Civil Aviation Commission, Naif Arab University for Security Sciences and Arab Police Sports Federation.