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Abu Dhabi Hosts a Coalition to Fight Organized, Cross-Continental Crime | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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United Arab Emirates’ Interior Minister, Lieutenant General Sheikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan (L) speaks during the Federal National Council meeting in Abu Dhabi June 12, 2012. REUTERS/Ben Job

Abu Dhabi- The establishment of an international security coalition has been announced in Abu Dhabi – the coalition will consist of seven countries that will combat the organized and cross-continental crime.

The international coalition consists of Italy, Spain, Senegal, Bahrain, Morocco and the two founding states: UAE and France.

The meeting was held in the presence of Lieutenant General Shaikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, as well as other ministers of interior and representatives of six Arab countries.

The main purpose of the coalition is to work jointly in fighting organized and cross-continent crime, developing proactive measures and maintaining security and stability in these states.

What makes this international group different from other coalitions is that it is a forum for exchanging experts and acquaintances and it spreads the best used methods and means to strengthen security. Also, its’ legal image will enable it to act flexibly to combat police challenges and topics in the current age.

Sheikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan confirmed UAE’s continuing efforts to face all types of crime, whether locally, regionally or internationally because the country’s wise leadership sees security as a joint international responsibility.

He added that all new security challenges require more international cooperation and proper preparations — he promoted the transformation of police work from being reactive to proactive.

Sheikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan further added that now crime targets the lives of the innocent and destabilizes the security of people, countries and communities to slow their advancement.

“The birth of a common understanding was witnessed today around the establishment of an international security coalition among friendly countries, which are connected by similar challenges,” he added.