Drugs are another destabilizing factor to security in the region, along with terrorism and smuggling weapons and ammunitions, Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah said as the 34th consultative meeting of the GCC Ministers of Interior convened in Doha Wednesday.
He said that the meeting provides an oppor- tunity to study security challenges in the Gulf region, as civil wars, sectorial and eth- nic conflicts ignite around it.
He pointed out that terrorism is hap- pening everywhere, making reference to the latest terrorist attacks in Lebanon and France.
He added that terrorism does not differentiate between Muslims and non- Muslims; it targets all and seeks blood- shed worldwide.
He stressed that the newly established Gulf Police Apparatus should help secure the GCC countries through exchange of security information. Sensitive time Sheikh Mohammad had affirmed upon arrival to Doha that the meeting was held “at very sensitive time considering rapid regional developments.”
In remarks to KUNA, the minister affirmed that these spates of events “are posing threats to our peoples and higher interests of our states as well as our civil, economic and cultural accomplishments.”
“The objective we are robustly seeking to attain is security of the region and peo- ples and this warrants relentless effort now and in the future to face this aggres- sion of darkness that seeks to bring us back to the times of negligence and back- wardness, which we will not allow to hap- pen at all,” he said.