UAE participates in first GCC joint security exercise

MANAMA, 27th October, 2016 (WAM)— Police forces from the UAE are participating in the ‘Arab Gulf Security 1’, the first joint security exercise of the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC), alongside forces from the other five members of the Arab regional bloc: Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar and Bahrain.

The UAE participating forces are well-prepared. We are keen on carrying out the missions in an optimal manner alongside counterparts from other GCC states to learn about their experiences in addressing the challenges we are facing, noted Brigadier Fares Khalifa Al Farsi, Director-General of Central Operations at the Ministry of Interior, and head of the UAE delegation to the exercise.

The participation of the UAE police forces receives is being supported and overseen by H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, as part of efforts to bolster joint GCC action and enhance regional security, Al Farsi further noted.