The Police Academy's Security Research and Studies Center discussed the role of tourism safety and security to enhance tourism industry achievements in Qatar. This came in a symposium on the achievements and challenges of tourism security in Qatar, held in co-operation with the MoI's Preventive Security Department. The symposium aimed to identify the programmes, plans and awareness campaigns that contribute to enhancing tourism security and identifying the key challenges facing it.

HE Director of Public Security, Maj Gen Abdullah Mohamed al-Suwaidi attended the symposium along with a number of MoI officials and representatives of tourist institutions. Director of the MoI's Preventive Security Department Brigadier General Majid Sharida al-Rumaihi stressed the significance of security for the development and growth of tourism industry in line with the Qatar National Vision 2030. The MoI's Preventive Security Department, in co-operation with other security departments, has taken steps to embody a sense of security and reassurance for visitors and residents of Qatar, by securing tourist sites and their presence to achieve tourist security, he added. Director of the Security Research and Studies Center Lt Colonel Dr Jassim Mohamed al-Khamis al-Obaidly, said the symposium was part of continuous co-operation and co-ordination between the Security Research and Studies Center and the MoI's various departments. He added that this co-operation aims to achieve the highest levels of institutional integration, and helps achieve the Qatar National Vision 2030 in light of the country's unique tourism potential and enormous diversity of tourism industry. (QNA)
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