Qatar MoI and the US Department of Homeland Security said they were looking forward to strengthening their partnership and cooperation in vital security issues.
Qatar , Qatar
09 July 2022, 12:00 AM
31 July 2022, 12:00 AM
Prime Minister and Minister of Interior HE Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani met with US Undersecretary of Homeland Security for Strategy, Policy, and Plans Robert Silvers in Doha on Tuesday.
The meeting reviewed strategic bilateral ties and the means to enhance them in all fields, in addition to issues of mutual interests.
The PM witnessed the signing of an agreement and a number of Memoranda of Understanding between Qatar and the US. The PM witnessed the signing of a MoU on a joint security programme, a security agreement between Qatar’s Ministry of Interior and US Customs and Border Protection agency on visa inspection.
The PM also witnessed the signing of two letters of intent between the General Authority of Customs and the US Department of Homeland Security on a programme for exchanging foreign electronic data related to shipping products and mutual customs assistance, in addition to a joint letter of intent on cooperation in the cybersecurity field between the National Cyber Security Agency and the US Department of Homeland Security.
A joint statement concerning FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Security was issued by the Ministry of Interior and the US Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday. They also affirmed a joint commitment to bilateral action to enhance event security in Qatar, port security, inspections, prevention of smuggling, and risk management capabilities.
The PM and the US official discussed ongoing security cooperation between the US Department of Homeland Security and the Ministry of Interior, including exchange of information, operational support for passenger screening, and airport and aviation security, as these efforts form the cornerstone of a deeper cooperation to secure the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
US Department of Homeland Security will partner with Qatar Ministry of Interior to provide additional technical support and security training in preparation for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.The Transportation Security Administration committed to providing support in passengers screening, baggage checking, internal risk management, and other priorities related to security. It will also host a Qatari delegation in one of the American airports to exchange best practices in the field of airport safety and security. It will also provide technical support for Qatar Civil Aviation Authority and support it with personnel to strengthen the joint operation center which will provide daily screening, inspection, and operational support to Qatar’s airports during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.