GCC Interior Ministers hold 29th meeting

November 3, 2010

Second Deputy Prime Minister Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud led the Kingdom’s delegation to the 29th Meeting of the Interior Ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states in Kuwait yesterday. The session was chaired by Kuwaiti Interior Minister Lt. Gen. Sheikh Jaber Al-Khalid Al-Sabah, who, in his opening speech, called for greater cooperation among the GCC states to counter terrorist plots, organized crime, and narcotics trafficking.

During his own remarks, Prince Nayef addressed the subject of terrorism, condemning the extremists and their supporters who seek to undermine “our societies’ security and our countries’ security and stability.” Accusing the terrorists of trying to use Islam as a cover for their un-Islamic, criminal activities, he characterized those deviants as “people who are misled by Satan to target security and stability. They shed blood unjustly. Their course is against the sound Islamic creed. Those misled people committed evil to the extent that their evil reached the Kingdom.”

Prince Nayef underlined the importance of GCC cooperation in confronting all acts that undermine security and stability. He called for the bolstering of GCC security capabilities, the coordination of efforts, the integration of strategic plans and the studying of GCC security challenges.