Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif: Security Crucial to Ensuring Stability

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif speaking at the 34th session of the Council of Arab Interior Ministers in Tunisia PHOTO CREDIT: Saudi Press Agency

The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia recently affirmed his country’s support for global security and unity against shared threats. Speaking at the 34th session of the Council of Arab Interior Ministers in Tunisia, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Premier and Minister of Interior, underlined that political strength and economic growth are unattainable without a firm grounding in international stability.

“Arab security is faced with unprecedented threats, internally and externally in light of many regional and global events,” the Crown Prince stated.

These remarks came during the two-day session that gathered representatives of the Arab League, Gulf Cooperation Council, Arab Maghreb Union, Interpol, International Civil Defense Organization, Arab Tourism Organization, Arab Civil Aviation Commission, Naif Arab University for Security Sciences, and Arab Police Sports Federation. This environment of threats “requires us to strengthen security cooperation and integration between our countries to defeat demons of the earth, terrorists, criminals, promoters of drugs and outlaws. It’s difficult for any country without the cooperation of other Arab countries to ward off risks individually and preserve its unity, sovereignty, safety and stability,” he continued.

The Crown Prince also highlighted the importance of local and regional collaboration to confront the current menace of extremism without wasting valuable resources on inaction and blame.

“We’re working through this council to protect our Arab security and address all its internal, regional and international threats. We look forward with hope to an Arab-international partnership through this council, leading to fruitful and constructive cooperation in the face of terrorism and crimes, and to working for international peace and security instead of exchanging accusations,” the Crown Prince concluded.

Since the release of Saudi Vision 2030, the Government of Saudi Arabia has been increasingly poised to address internal and external security affairs with greater efficiency across governmental bodies. The establishment of the Council of Political and Security Affairs, led by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif, is composed of ministerial officials working within the defense and diplomatic realms.

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