ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Wednesday, March 25th 2015 [ME NewsWire]
The GCC Risk Management Committee has concluded its third meeting. The two-day meeting was hosted by the UAE and held in Abu Dhabi.
The meeting was chaired by Brigadier Abdullah Mohammed Al Suwaidi, Director General of the Directorate General of Civil Defense in Qatar, and by Major General Rashid Thani Al Matroushi, Civil Defense Acting General Commander-in-Chief and chairman of the UAE delegation. Colonel Hazza’a Mubarak Al Hajri, GCC Assistant Secretary-General for Security Affairs in the Secretariat General of the GCC, participated in the meeting alongside delegations from the GCC Ministries of Interior.
The meeting discussed a number of topics listed on the agenda, which included: the potential risks the GCC may face following natural or industrial disasters and how such disasters would influence the persons and economy of each GCC nation; how to safeguard the GCC in order to protect each nation from such risks; and the development of plans to address and respond to such risks. The meeting therefore confirmed the importance and necessity of communication amongst members of the committee to enhance their roles within the security apparatus of the GCC.
The members of the committee additionally agreed upon the importance of holding ongoing meetings in order to further exchange the required expertise and information needed to achieve the next stage of preparations and development of plans and programs related to the committee. A number of recommendations were reached during the meeting and will be submitted to the GCC Ministries of Interior for further action.
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