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RIYADH: The Naif Arab University for Security Sciences and the scientific body of the Council of Arab Ministers of the Interior participated in the sixth meeting of the Arab Higher Committee in Tunis, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

The meeting oversaw the development of an executive plan for a regional counter-terrorism strategy.

Representatives of 14 Arab countries were present at the meeting: Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Kuwait, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Djibouti and l ‘Egypt.

He was attended by the university’s vice-dean for external relations, Khalid bin Abdulaziz Al-Harfash, and covered major topics related to the proposed counter-terrorism strategy, including the results of its first phase, the review methodology and schedule planning for the second phase of the project.

He also discussed best practices for the preparation of operational plans for counter-terrorism strategies at the regional level.

Al-Harfash said the meeting underscored the importance of the university’s role and the experience it has brought in designing and preparing executive counter-terrorism plans.

The meeting participants recommended that the proposed strategy be implemented.

The university hosts the seventh meeting of the Arab Higher Committee in January in Riyadh.

Maria J. Book