Saif Bin Zayed Signs a Security Cooperation Agreement with Europol

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates-Wednesday 7 September 2016 [ AETOS Wire ]

Lt. General HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior and Rob Wainwright, Director of Europol, the European Police Office, signed on Wednesday a strategic cooperation agreement between the United Arab Emirates and Europol in order to fight serious crimes and terrorism.

 

The agreement, which was signed at the ministry’s headquarters, aims at strengthening mutual cooperation between the United Arab Emirates and the Europol in order to prevent and combat all forms of crime, exchange information and experiences between both parties, and support the European Union’s member states to tackle crime in all its forms and manifestations.

 

Lt. General HH Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior met with Europol Director and the accompanying delegation. They discussed a number of issues and topics of mutual interest and ways to strengthen and develop relations between the Ministry of Interior and the European Police Office "Europol".

 

“The agreement is an important step towards strengthening bilateral relations between the United Arab Emirates and the European Union, since the UAE is the first country in the region to sign such an agreement,” said Rob Wainwright. He added that this agreement underlines the pivotal role, reputation and international status of the UAE, as well as its commitment to promote security and cooperation with world countries, including the European Union so as to prevent and combat organized crime and other forms of crimes.

 

The signing ceremony was attended by Lt. General Saif Abdullah Al Sha’far, Undersecretary at the Ministry of Interior; Major General Dr. Nasser Lakhrebani Al Nuaimi, Secretary General of the Office of HH Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior; Major General Ahmed Nasser Al Raisi, Inspector General of the Ministry of Interior; Brigadier Hamad Ajlan Al Amimi, Director General of the Federal Criminal Police; and a number of officers from the Ministry of Interior.

 

Also attending, from Europol, were Brian Donald, Europol Chief of Staff; Steven Ryder, International and European Legal Specialist; and H.E. Jean-Bernard Bolvin, Deputy Head Mission of the European Union to the United Arab Emirates.

 

Lt. General Saif Abdullah Al Sha’far, Undersecretary at the Ministry of Interior had met in his office this morning with Mr Rob Wainwright, Director of Europol, the European Police Office and the accompanying delegation.

 

During the meeting, several topics of mutual interest were discussed along with ways to strengthen cooperation and coordination in several security fields between the Ministry of Interior and the European Police Office “Europol”.

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Contacts

The UAE Minister of Interior's General Secretariat, Tactical Affairs and Security Media Department 

Abu Dhabi Police GHQ - Security Media

Chris Cron +971-(0)-50-666-4891

E-mail: cron.media@hotmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





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