Syria, Iraq discuss means to strengthen security cooperation  

Tunis, SANA-Syria and Iraq have discussed means to boost joint security cooperation, particularly in the field of combating smuggling and border control.

That came during a meeting on the sidelines of the 41st session of Arab Interior Ministers Council held in Tunisia that brought together Major General Mohammad al-Rahmoun, Minister of Interior, and his Iraqi counterpart Abdul Amir al-Shammari.

During the meeting, which took place in the presence of the Syrian delegation and Ambassador Mohamed Mohamed, the two ministers discussed ways to jointly confront all forms of organized crime that affect the security of the two brotherly countries.

Minister al-Rahmoun also met with Dr. Abdulmajeed bin Abdullah Albanyan, President of Naif Arab University for Security Sciences.

Talks during the meeting touched on aspects of joint cooperation in the fields of security training and qualification that Naif Arab University for Security Sciences is concerned with and ways of developing them were reviewed with the participation of cadres from the Syrian Ministry of Interior.

Minister Rahmoun underlined the importance of activating joint cooperation and exchanging scientific expertise in various security fields, especially combating emerging crimes of all kinds.

For his part, al-Bunyan affirmed readiness to provide all the necessary support and facilities to activate joint scientific cooperation related to the qualification of human cadres in the Syrian Ministry of Interior.

Manar Salameh/ Ruaa al-Jazaeri

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