2006 News Story

Council of Arab Interior Ministers concludes 23rd session

  Prince Nayef at the Council of Arab Interior Ministers

The Council of Arab Interior Ministers concluded its 23rd session in Tunis yesterday. In its final communiqué, the Council announced that it had approved the fifth Arab security plan, the third Arab media plan for security awareness and prevention of crime, and the second phase of a strategic plan for traffic safety.

The Council noted the increase in global terrorism and underscored the importance of implementing Arab and international agreements to fight it. The Council also called for increased political, security, information and religious efforts to confront all forms of terrorism. It rejected any link between Islam and terrorism, stressing that Islam is a religion of peace, tolerance and love.