ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lt. General HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, attended the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Ministry of Interior (MoI), and its UK counterpart in the area of protecting children from online abuse and sexual exploitation. The signing ceremony was held Tuesday at the Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters.
Both parties agreed to coordinate and cooperate in assisting the UAE as they host the second edition of the Global Summit on Ending Online Child Sexual Exploitation, which is expected to be held by the end of 2015.
The MoU was signed by Major General Dr. Nasser Lakhrebani Al Nuaimi, Secretary General of the Office of HH Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior and Chairman of the Higher Committee for Child Protection, on behalf of the Ministry of Interior; and by Mark Sedwill, Permanent Secretary at the UK Home Office.
By virtue of the MoU, both parties shall be enabled in developing their capabilities in accordance with the best international practices; and victims shall be identified in order to be sufficiently supported and to bring the culprits to justice.
Major General Al Nuaimi said: “The Global Summit on Ending Online Child Sexual Exploitation is an opportunity for governments, and law enforcement agencies and institutions operating in this field to meet with civil society institutions in order to agree on concrete plans of action, to build strong relationships and to create transnational cooperation networks.”
The first edition of the Global Summit on Ending Online Child Sexual Exploitation was held in December 2014 in London. During the Summit, David Cameron, the British Prime Minister, expressed his heartfelt thanks to the UAE, as represented by the MoI, for its noble initiative in hosting the second edition of the Summit this year.
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*Source: ME NewsWire