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Joint efforts can prevent rise in crimes: Experts
Major-General Mohammed Khalfan Al Romaithi stresses the need for the private sector to invent and share ideas that help governments tackle criminal activities.

Abu Dhabi - Global crime is becoming increasingly intertwined.

By Jasmine Al Kuttab

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Published: Wed 29 Mar 2017, 9:54 PM

Last updated: Thu 30 Mar 2017, 12:21 PM

Governments and private sector must work collectively in order to prevent rise in criminal activities and terrorist organisations, according to security experts.
During the Unity for Security Interpol forum held under the patronage of the President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, in the UAE Capital, Peter Thomas Drennan, UN under-secretary general for safety and security, called for data sharing as global crime is becoming increasingly intertwined.
"Dealing with political instability and social disharmony will just reinforce underlying factors of criminal activities, and the changing nature of globalisation, migration, cyber-world and social networking, are all challenging the institutions we have put in place 40 years ago."
Jurgen Stock, secretary-general of Interpol, said terrorist activities have become a complex issue, within the past three years, thus requiring solid engagement and trust, between global police and private sectors.
Abdul Latif bin Rashid Al Zayani, secretary general of Gulf Cooperation Council, said collaboration to prevent crime require sovereign trust, which is not being achieved, due to a conflict of interest between ogranisations, individuals and countries.
However, Major-General Khalfan Al Romaithi, Commander-in-Chief of the Abu Dhabi Police, said it is in the hands of the private sectors, who must put more effort with governments.
"We need partnership that enables us to take our capacities to a higher level, in order to support the police work in the UAE and in the region."
Al Romaithi stressed the need for the private sector to invent and share ideas that help governments around the world tackle criminal activities.
"We are in a difficult time, not just here, but all over the world. If we don't take a global stance in a transparent way, we will not only lose our lives, but also lose the lives of our children and their children."

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