Gulf ambassadors to UK discuss “preventive security” with London police commissioner
Thursday – 11 Rajab 1444 AH – 02 February 2023 AD Publication no. [
Ambassadors of Gulf Cooperation Council countries to Britain pose for a commemorative photo with the London Police Commissioner (Asharq Al-Awsad).
London: “Asharq al-Awsad”.
Ambassadors of the GCC countries to the UK met Sir Mark Rowley, Commissioner of the British Metropolitan Police, who is responsible for maintaining security in London, managing counter-terrorism policing in the UK and providing preventive security to diplomats and dignitaries. Country.
During the talks, both sides emphasized the strong and long-term cooperation between the GCC countries and the UK in the fields of security, law enforcement and counter-terrorism, and welcomed the opportunity to expand and deepen these relations in an open, constructive manner. Friendly discussions took place during the meeting, building on last year’s meeting with the former British Home Secretary.
Ambassadors noted the importance of tourist arrivals from GCC countries to the UK, with an average of over one million tourists visiting the UK annually, and expressed their appreciation for the inclusion of GCC countries in e-visa. Exemption scheme for the United Kingdom.
Ambassadors welcomed the Metropolitan Police’s proactive work to crack down on criminals targeting visitors to London, its increased and visible presence on the streets, as well as its ongoing efforts to combat online fraud and crime.
Both sides discussed Gulf-British cooperation on a range of issues, including combating terrorism and organized crime, and welcomed the opportunity for more dialogue and regular meetings between embassies and the Metropolitan Police to consider potential issues and interests or concerns.
For his part, Sheikh Fawaz bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, Bahraini Ambassador to the United Kingdom, welcomed the outcome of the talks: “My colleagues and I appreciate the opportunity to meet the Metropolitan Police Commissioner, congratulate him on his appointment, and discuss areas where our country’s cooperation with our friends in the United Kingdom can be further enhanced. In particular , we welcome Commissioner Rowley’s proactive approach to ensuring the safety of visitors to London from GCC countries and look forward to continuing the fruitful engagement between our embassies and the Metropolitan Police.
Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to the UK, His Royal Highness Prince Khalid bin Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud said, “We are delighted to have the ambassadors of the Gulf Cooperation Council meet with Commissioner Rawley. Not to mention the safety and security of millions of Londoners, even GCC nationals visiting the UK, and we are delighted to know how important the Metropolitan Police is to their safety and well-being. “Sir Mark is going down the same path.”
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