Posted: 03.10.2023 17:26:00

Belarus, UAE signed agreement on co-operation in law enforcement sphere

Belarus and the United Arab Emirates will co-operate in the law enforcement sphere, Belarus’ Interior Ministry reports in its Telegram channel

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Belarus’ Interior Minister Ivan Kubrakov met with the Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Internal Affairs of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, on October 2nd. The sides signed an agreement on co-operation in the field of security and counter-terrorism, as well as a memorandum of understanding on mutual recognition and exchange of driver's licenses – ‘also agreeing on partnership in other relevant areas of law enforcement activities of mutual interest’, as the Interior Ministry reported.

During the talks, Mr. Kubrakov noted that Belarus' foreign policy traditionally focuses on close constructive liaisons with the countries of the Middle East. "Many of the approaches of the United Arab Emirates to solving international problems are in tune with our vision," he stressed. “The countries have an inexhaustible potential for developing co-operation on all topical issues, including in solving problems of ensuring security, law and order."

According to Belarus’ Interior Minister, the visit was a great opportunity to get acquainted with the UAE experience in combating crime. Mr. Kubrakov also emphasised that the UAE maintains a very low crime rate, despite a significant influx of emigrants and diverse ethnic groups residing in the country.