The National Counter-terrorism Committee at the Ministry of Interior has held a meeting with a delegation of the UN Counter-terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED).

The meeting reviewed aspects of co-operation in the fight against terrorism and Qatar's efforts in this regard.

Director of the International Co-operation Department and Chairman of the National Counter-terrorism Committee at the Ministry of Interior Major General Engineer Abdul Aziz Abdullah al-Ansari said that the meeting reviewed Qatar's efforts in the field. He said the delegation would review the efforts of all sectors concerned with the implementation of Security Council resolutions, including for infrastructure, borders, customs, health, security, airport and port, as well as maritime borders.

The resolutions also include law enforcement, legislation issues, and human rights issues. He pointed out that all these revolve around the fight against terrorism and the efforts of the state in implementing Security Council resolutions.

Maj Gen al-Ansari said the committee gets support from international organisations, such as Interpol, the International Customs Organisation, the International Civil Aviation Organisation, and the Sea Organisation. They are all supportive of the United Nations in checking the extent to which states implement Security Council resolutions. He explained that Qatar has made many achievements at all levels to counter terrorism.

The head of the NCTC at the Ministry of Interior added that Qatar faces challenges in hosting the 2022 World Cup, like ensuring the security and safety of this major event. He explained that the preparations for the meeting had begun more than two months ago and all the evaluation bodies in the country were contacted and working groups were formed on legislation, law enforcement, border control, combating terrorist financing and combating violent extremism, as well as defining the efforts of Qatar in all fields.

Rapporteur of the National Counter-terrorism Committee Col Khaled Ali al-Kaabi explained that the CTED is concerned with several tasks that include global assessments of the efforts made by member states, identifying their needs for technical assistance, working with their partners to facilitate the provision of assistance to strengthen its capabilities to combat, prepare a detailed assessment of implementation, conduct visits to help understand and define the state of counter-terrorism in each country and other related tasks.