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Interior Ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council member countries concluded their 29th meeting in Kuwait this week.

Prince Naif bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Second Deputy Premier and Interior Minister of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, led his country's delegation to the meeting.

At the outset of the meeting, Kuwaiti Minister of Interior Lieutenant General Sheikh Jaber Al-Khalid Al-Sabah, who is also the Chairman of the 29th meeting of the GCC Interior Ministers, delivered a speech in which he welcomed the GCC Interior Ministers and the delegations participating in the meeting.

The Kuwaiti Minister of Interior said that the meeting will address many issues of interest to the GCC Member States, particularly in the field of security.

He also praised the efforts exerted by the GCC Member States in the field of security, calling on them to enhance cooperation to counter terrorist plots, organized crime and narcotics trafficking.

Following that, Prince Naif bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Second Deputy Premier and Minister of Interior of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, delivered a speech.

Prince Naif spoke on terrorism saying that terrorists and their supporters sought to undermine 'our societies' security and our countries' security and stability.'

He criticized the deviant group saying they take Islam as a cover for acts that are not condoned by Islam. He said the deviant group are not part of the Muslims who abide by their sound religion.

He went on to say about the deviant group, 'They are people who are misled by Satan to target security and stability. They shed blood unjustly. Their course is against the sound Islamic creed. Those misled people committed evil to the extent that their evil reached the kingdom, the land of the two holy mosques, that follows the Holy Quran and the Prophet's Sunnah in all areas of life.'

Prince Naif prayed to Allah the Almighty to punish the deviant group as they deserve citing the Holy Quran verse: 'The recompense of those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger and do mischief in the land is only that they shall be killed or crucified or their hands and their feet be cut off on the opposite sides, or be exiled from the land. That is their disgrace in this world, and a great torment is theirs in the Hereafter.' Prince Naif underlined the importance of GCC cooperation and unity for strongly confronting all acts undermining security and stability.

Prince Naif called for bolstering GCC security capabilities, coordination efforts and integrated strategic plans. He also called for studying the GCC security challenges. He underlined the unity of the security of the GCC countries. Prince Naif commended Bahraini successful efforts against terrorism.

Kuwait's Interior Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Khalid Al-Sabah had expressed welcome of the visit of Prince Naif.

In a statement to the Saudi Press Agency, he expressed welcome of the visit of Prince Naif bin Abdulaziz. We, the GCC interior ministers and senior officials are all like students before the professor of security: Prince Naif bin Abdulaziz, he said, citing the unprecedented and historic successes of Saudi Arabia's Second Deputy Premier and Interior Minister in fighting terrorism and extremism.

He described Prince Naif bin Abdulaziz as prudent and far-sighted.

For his part, Abdulrahman bin Hamad Al-Atiyyah, the Secretary General of the GCC, said the meeting attains special importance amid the current developments in the region.

He noted positive developments at the GCC level, citing the signing the agreement between Saudi Arabia and Kuwait on the movement of their nationals using domestic identity cards in the other country.

He gave an account on the agenda of the meeting.

Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah had received Prince Naif and other GCC Ministers of Interior.

The Kuwaiti Emir wished the ministers all success in their meeting to come out with results that contribute to strengthening the GCC march.

The audience was attended by GCC Secretary General Abdulrahman bin Hamad Al-Atiyyah, and Saudi Ambassador to Kuwait Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Fayez.

Meanwhile, Prince Khalid Al- Faisal Ibn Abdulaziz, the Governor of Makkah Province, who is also Chairman of Hajj Central Committee, will make a tour of the Holy Sites to inspect preparations and projects executed to provide the best services to pilgrims during this year's Hajj season to perform their rituals easily and comfortably.

The Prince will also inspect the Holy Sites Train Project, which costs more than SR 6.5 billion.

Prince Khalid toured Jeddah Islamic Port to inspect preparations and services provided for pilgrims arriving by sea.

Dr. Jubarah bin Eid Al-Suraysiri, the Minister of Transport and Chairman of Board of Directors of Saudi Ports Authority, expressed his pleasure over the Prince's visit to the Port to be briefed on its successive developments.

Upon arrival, Prince Khalid was greeted by Prince Misha'al bin Majed, Governor of Jeddah Governorate; Minister of Hajj Dr. Fouad bin Abdulsalam Al-Farsi; Minister of Transport and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ports, Dr. Jubarah bin Eid Al-Surseiri and a number of senior officials.

In Madrid, Spain's Prime Minister José Luis Rodriguez Zapatero received Prince Khalid bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz, Assistant Minister of Defense and Aviation and Inspector General for Military Affairs, currently paying an official visit to Spain.

The Prime Minister and Prince Khalid bin Sultan highlighted the strength and importance of Saudi-Spanish cooperation.

Prince Khalid, who was paying an official visit to Spain, visited the Spanish Defense Ministry.

Prince Khalid and the Spanish Defense Minister Carme Chacón Piqueras held a meeting in which they highlighted the importance of Saudi-Spanish cooperation.

King Juan Carlos of Spain received at the royal palace in Madrid Prince Khalid.

His Majesty welcomed the prince, wishing his a good stay in Spain, lauding the deep-rooted ties binding the two kingdoms.

For his part, Prince Khalid thanked the monarch for warm welcome and generous hospitality, noting that relations between the two countries were based on mutual interests in a way that helps to bring about justice and peace in the world.

The audience was attended by Spain's Minister of Defense Carme Chacón Piqueras and Prince Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, the Saudi Ambassador to the Kingdom of Spain.

Prince Khalid arrived earlier in Madrid, where he was received by the ambassador and senior officials.

Prince Saud Ibn Naif Ibn Abdulaziz, Saudi Ambassador to Spain, hosted a dinner party in honor of Prince Khalid and his accompanying delegation currently on an official visit to Spain.

The party was attended by Spanish Defense Minister Carme Chacón Piqueras and a number of ambassadors and military attaches of some countries in Spain.