11 Apr 2018 – 10:51

Lekhwiya hosts FIEP meeting to discuss responding to terror attacks in open spaces

The delegates at the meeting.

The Peninsula

DOHA: The Internal Security Force (Lekhwiya) yesterday hosted a meeting for the New Technologies and Logistics Committee of the International Association of Gendarmeries and Police Forces with Military Status (FIEP), to discuss mechanism for responding to terrorist attacks in open spaces with the participation of 15 countries from the association’s member states.

Participants in the meeting reviewed the experiences of their countries in combating terrorist operations from a logistical perspective and information systems, and discussed enhancing capabilities and exchanging information and expertise in security areas among member states.

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In this context, Brig. Ibrahim Khalil Al Mohannadi, Head of the Legal Affairs Department at Lekhwiya and member of the National Counter-Terrorism Committee, said that terrorism has become a serious threat to the world as a whole and not only to a specific people, which requires concerted efforts to confront this phenomenon especially by the security institutions, which need more cooperation and coordination among them as the most important authority that directly responds to terrorist operations.

He highlighted the importance of the new technology for security institutions, especially in light of the current challenges and risks and the great developments taking place in the world, referring to Lekhwiya’s varied experience in this area, which has successfully managed to use the latest technology systems in many tasks and duties, carried out and supervised by national cadres of young officers.

These meetings help to exchange experiences in the field of training and coordination between training policies, conduct comparative studies between the various methods, programs and plans in force in each country, and facilitate the exchange of information and experiences between the competent authorities within each of the forces involved in the rescue operation in mountain areas, Al Mohannadi added.

Al Mohannadi expressed hope that the meeting would be an opportunity to enhance cooperation among member states, to be a platform for strengthening capacities and exchanging information and experience in the security areas.

Qatari delegation representative at the meeting Major Khamis Mohamed Al Muraikhi said the meeting is an opportunity to promote the cooperation between the FIEP member states in combating terrorism which has become a danger to the whole world.

This phenomena requires uniting efforts to face it, especially from security entities which need to greater cooperation and coordination as they are the first responders to this serious scourge, he added.