RIYADH — Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Naif, deputy premier and minister of interior, emphasized that the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states are capable of effectively confronting any potential threats faced by them.
“No matter how powerful and dangerous the attempts of those who try to undermine our security and stability, these are smaller in front of our hard position and strong response,” the Crown Prince said while chairing the 35th Session of the GCC Interior Ministers in Riyadh on Tuesday, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
The Crown Prince said that the Gulf states are facing several threats and challenges as the world is witnessing sectarian conflicts and terrorism.
There are some countries and organizations behind this and we realize what are their goals. We are capable of deterring them and safeguarding the security of our states and peoples, he said.
“We will extend help to each other in confronting these criminal acts and hostile plots. This will be with the capacity and efficiency of our security forces, cohesion of our national unity, strength of our intellectual security, and the depth of our experiments in confronting the threats,” the Crown Prince said.
He lauded the success of the joint exercise of the Gulf security forces, called “Arabian Gulf Security 1” held recently in Manama.
The ministers who attended the conference included Qatar’s Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Al Khalifah, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of United Arab Emirates Lt. Gen. Sheikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahayan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of Kuwait Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalid Alhamad Al-Sabah, Interior Minister of Bahrain Lt. Gen. Rashid Bin Abdullah Al Khalifah, and Interior Minister of Oman Hamoud Bin Faisal Albusaidi.