RIYADH: ARAB NEWS
Published — Wednesday 5 December 2012
Last update 5 December 2012 6:03 pm
Saudi Arabia and Singapore signed a letter of intent for security cooperation. The accord was signed by Interior Minister Prince Muhammad bin Naif and Singaporean Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Home Affairs Teo Chee Hean following talks on Monday.
“The agreement reflects the strong relations between the two countries and their desire for cooperation in combating terrorism, organized crimes, money laundering, drug trafficking and information crimes,” an official statement said. The signing of the accord came following talks between Prince Muhammad and Hean, the statement said, adding that the talks focused on ways of expanding cooperation between the two interior ministries.
Hean left here yesterday at the conclusion of his official visit during which he met with Crown Prince Salman, deputy premier and minister defense, exploring prospects of expanding bilateral cooperation in all sectors.
Hean, who is also coordinating minister for national security, visited Naif Arab University for Security Sciences in Riyadh. Dr. Abdul Aziz Al-Ghamdi, president of the university, briefed the minister on his institution’s role in strengthening Arab security and combating organized crimes.