2007 News Story

Prince Nayef chairs meeting of GCC interior ministers in Riyadh

The interior ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member countries met in Riyadh today to discuss security cooperation. The meeting was chaired by Minister of Interior Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz, who headed the Saudi delegation.

In remarks at the opening ceremony, Prince Nayef noted that the security situation in Iraq is deteriorating and that terrorism is spreading to such an extent that Iraq may have become a breeding ground for new generations of terrorist. Prince Nayef also warned that sectarian fighting in Iraq does not bode well for the country, and that instability in Iraq threatens the entire Gulf region.

Turning to terrorism, Prince Nayef urged security officials to exert the utmost effort to eradicate terrorism in the region.