The Director of Public Security, Major General Dr. AbeidAllah Maaitah, in the presence of the Minister of Interior, Mazen Al-Faraya, met in his office today, the Iraqi Minister of Interior, Lieutenant General Abdul-Amir Kamel Al-Shammari, and the accompanying security delegation

The two sides discussed ways to enhance aspects of bilateral relations between the security agencies of the two brotherly countries, especially those related to enhancing joint cooperation and exchanging security and police expertise.

The delegation was briefed by the Assistant Director of Public Security for Operations and Training, during which he explained the stages of public security development, the duties assigned to it, the organizational structures of the Directorate, the most prominent specialized police units and their tasks, and the applicable work systems, in addition to presenting a presentation of the results of the Royal decision to merge the Civil Defense and the gendarmerie to the Public Security Directorate, and the most prominent positives that were obtained from that wise decision.

Major General Al-Maaitah stressed that the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the brotherly Republic of Iraq are connected to strong and rooted relations in various fields, and the security and police field is one of the most important files that the two parties are keen to develop and open broader horizons and frameworks in a way that guarantees maintaining the highest levels of security coordination and the exchange of police and training experiences  that contribute to combating crime in all its forms, especially terrorist and cross-border ones.

The Director of Public Security added that the Royal directives are the corner stone to open the doors to our brothers in the Iraqi Republic, to provide support with everything they need, and that the security cooperation between the two parties, which extends for many years, we seek to expand is based on security coordination, continuous cooperation, and dealing with security developments and changes that the region is witnessing in the face of new patterns of cross-border crime, such as the spread of the scourge of drugs, human trafficking, terrorism, extremist ideology, and others.

Major General Al-maaitah indicated the importance of signing the agreement between the Ministries of Interior in the two brotherly countries today, which will enhance all aspects of security cooperation and coordination, exchange of information and experiences, capacity building and concerted efforts to enhance the joint security work process, in a way that will reflect positively on the performance of the security agencies in the two brotherly countries, and maintain channels of cooperation and operational and intelligence coordination between them. .

Major General Al-Maaitah confirmed that Public Security Directorate provides all its technical capabilities to Iraq, in addition to opening its training institutes to benefit from the Jordanian security and police experiences specialized in various fields, especially in the operational ones, such as protecting the family, combating cyber crime, terrorism and riots, and in the fields of civil protection in various civil defense disciplines.

In turn, the Iraqi Minister of Interior, Lieutenant General Abdul Amir Kamel Al-Shammari, said that the Iraqi government is keen to continue strengthening cooperation and coordination with Jordan in all fields, in a manner that ensures the adoption of strategic frameworks in exchanging information and advanced training experiences related to security and intelligence frameworks.

The Iraqi Minister of Interior praised the development and progress achieved by the Public Security Directorate in various fields of police and security work and its constant endeavor to introduce the latest technical police systems and the aspiration to benefit from some of the experiences applied in Jordan and transfer them to his country to contribute to raising the efficiency of the Iraqi security agencies and improving the levels of service provided to citizens.

The Iraqi Minister of Interior, accompanied by the Jordan Minister of Interior and the Director of Public Security, visited the Directorate of Operations and Control, where he toured its facilities and was briefed on the most prominent modern technical systems used and the most important duties and tasks undertaken by the Directorate, methods of receiving and dealing with communications, and security services, first aid and humanitarian services provided to citizens.

The Iraqi Minister of Interior and his accompanying delegation will visit a number of specialized security, police and training units of the Public Security Directorate, to see their experiences in providing services and implementing security and humanitarian duties.