UAE – A seven nation international security alliance was recently announced in Abu Dhabi to serve as a working group to confront organised and transnational crime, in the presence of Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, and interior ministers and representatives of six Arab and world countries. The general secretariat of the newly formed alliance, which comprises Italy, Spain, Senegal, Kingdom of Bahrain, Kingdom of Morocco, as well as the founding countries, UAE and France, will be based in Abu Dhabi.
HH Sheikh Saif said: “The UAE is working with unrelenting determination to confront all types of crime, locally, regionally and internationally, based on the firm belief of its wise leadership that security is a shared responsibility.” He noted that the emerging security challenges require enhanced international cooperation and improved response readiness to ensure a proactive approach to security and police work. “This Alliance reflects our sincere intention and determination to fight the risks that threaten peace and world security,” he continued.
During the declaration ceremony, Lt. General HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan honored a number of citizens from the new Alliance’s Member Countries, in recognition of the services to their respective communities and their heroic stances in saving lives.
The honorees were selected following extensive communication and research with the UAE police attachés at the embassies of these countries. Travel arrangements were made for the selected individuals and representatives of the Alliance’s six Members Countries were surprised when H.H Sheikh Saif announced his intention to honor those individuals during the event; a move that was highly praised by the honorees’ countries.