KUWAIT, June 29 (KUNA) — Twenty second four-day meeting of the Directors General of the Civil Defense Departments in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Arab states started here Wednesday in the presence of Assistant Undersecretary of the Minisry of Interior for operational affairs Maj. Gen. Abdullah Youssef Al-Muhanna.
Al-Muhanna welcomed, at his opening address of the meeting, the participating delegations from other sisterly countries, and conveyed to them the greetings and appreciation of Deputy Prime Minister, and Minister of Interior Sheikh Ahmad Al-Humoud Al-Jaber Al-Sabah as well as greetings of Undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior Lt. Gen. Ghazi Abdulrahman Al-Omar, Acting Undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior Lt. Gen. Sulaiman Fahad Al-Fahad, and their best wishes.
Meanwhile, Director General of the Civil Defense General Department, and head of the Kuwaiti delegation Maj. Gen. Youssef Al-Roudhan delivered an address in which he expressed Kuwait’s welcome to host such meeting, hailing the efforts made by GCC general secretariat for making preparations for the current meeting.
Al-Roudhan asserted that GCC ministers of interior attach great importance to the necessity of providing all means for civil defense along with supporting the systems and structures of civil protection in light of the accelerating variables, and the complicated conditions in the region and the world as a whole.
The meeting includes three working session covering the discussions held by specialized committees on safety, preventive supervision, training and rehabilition in the domain of civil defense, and there will be visits paid by meeting’s participants to the headquarters of the Civil Defense General Department in order to inspect systems and operational room there.
The Emirati delegation to the meeting is led by Maj. Gen. Rashed Thani Rashed Al-Matroushi with the membership of Brig. Jassem Abdullah Hamid, Lt. Col. Hassan Ali Bin Saram, Lt. Col. Sultan Saqr Al-Suwaidi, Maj. Yasser Eissa.
The Bahraini delegation to the meeting is led by Brig. Abdullah Nasser Al-Fadel with the membership of Col. Mohammad Abdulkarim Shuwaitar, Col. Hamad Abdullah Al-Meraj, first lieutenant Bader Abdulaziz Al-Amer.
The Saudi delegation to the meeting is led by Lt. Gen. Saad Bin Abdullah Al-Tuwaijri with the membership of Maj. Gen. Mohammad Bin Abdullah, Maj. Gen. Ismail Bin Mohammad Badawi, Brig. Ghaleb Bin Ghazi Al-Jahni, Col. Saleh Bin Ali Al-Ayed, Captain Mubarab Bin Ayad Al-Osaimi, and researcher Saad Bin Abdulrahman Al-Zayadi.
The Omani delegation to the meeting is led by Brig. Suleiman Bin Mohammad Al-Harithi with the membership of Lt. Col. Hamad Bin Rashed Al-Wahibi, Maj. Abdullah Bin Saleh, Fisrt Lt. Hani Bin Rashed.
The Qatari delegtion to the meeting is led by Brig. Abdullah Mohammad Al-Suwaidi with the membership of Col. Fahad Hamad, First Lt. Basaam Yakoub Al-Khaledi, Ahmad Khaled Al-Ghanem, and Abdulaziz Sultan Al-Hajeri.
The delegation of the State of Kuwait to the meeting is led by Maj. Gen. Al-Roudhan, Col. Mohammad Ali, Col. Saad Mohammad, Abdulaziz Ahmad, and from the Civil Defense General Department there are Brig. Youssef Abdullah Al-Ansari, Col. Ibrahim Eissa, Col. Jamal Bader, Lt. Col. Ahmad Hassan Al-Jazzaf, and Ahmad Fawzan Al-Fawzan.
The GCC general secretariat is participating with a delegation led by Col. Ahmad Bohendi, Ali Hassan Al-Nahwi, Sami Faraj Al-Otaibi, and liasion officer from the State of Kuwait Abdullah Eid Al-Mekhyal, and Maj. Abdullah Ali Rashed from the Kingdom of Bahrain, and Captain Majed Eissa Al-Ghanem from the State of Qatar.
On his part, Lt. Gen. Sulaiman Fahad Al-Fahad, Acting Undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior, stressed the constant communication in the domain of security among the GCC Arab states in what embodies the spirit of fraternity and solidarity, and standardizes visions, strategies, plans, and programs for protecting the countries and citizens of GCC against various dangers.
Further, Al-Fahad conveyed to the participants the greetings and appreciation of Deputy Prime Minister, and Minister of Interior Sheikh Ahmad Al-Humoud Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, and his best wishes for them to achieve through this meeting the GCC aspirations, pointing out the quantum leap made in the domain of civil defense in order to cement the national security capabilities in the face of the security developments in the GCC Arab region.
Al-Fahad also extended thanks to GCC Civil Defense Directors General for their efforts, while reiterating the importance of making further efforts in order to protect the security of their countries, and the safety of their citizens.
On their part, the GCC Civil Defense Directors General extended their thanks to Deputy Prime Minister, and the Minister of Interior Sheikh Ahmad Al-Humoud Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, and Lt. Gen. Sulaiman Fahad Al-Fahad for the support lent to the meeting, and the hospitality.
Source: Kuwait News Agency (KUNA).