Qatar and Iraq signed on Wednesday in Doha a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance security co-operation between them.

Director General of Public Security Saad bin Jassim al-Khulaifi and Undersecretary of the Iraqi Minister of Interior for Federal Intelligence and Investigations Maher Najm Abdul Hussein signed the MoU.

A large number of high-ranking security officers from the two countries attended the signing.

Al-Khulaifi said that the MoU aims at enhancing security co-operation, co-ordination, and the exchange of information and expertise between the two sides.

He highlighted the experiences that Iraq has accumulated in the security field, noting that they can also benefit from Qatari expertise in using the latest technology in the security field.

He noted in a press conference held after the signing that the MoU covers almost all fields from training and exchange of information in the field of terrorism and its finance, to combating drug and human trafficking, and money laundry.

The MoU also covers security in airports and ports.

The Director General of Public Security said that the two sides are planning to form a joint committee of experts that will follow up on the implementation of the MoU, praising the strong co-operation between the two sides in all fields.

For his part, Iraq's Ministry of Interior Undersecretary for Federal Intelligence and Investigations said that the MoU will create new opportunities for cooperation that benefit the two peoples.

The Qatari and Iraqi side also held a talks session before the signing ceremony where they discussed co-operation in the security field and the means to enhance it.

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