JEDDAH — An international conference concluded in Riyadh Saturday with a series of recommendations to enhance security on the Kingdom’s borders.
The conference, which was organized to mark the centennial of border security, was opened by Prince Ahmad Bin Abdul Aziz, Deputy Minister of Interior. In all, 83 work papers were presented.
The conference called on Saudi Arabia to formulate its own border security strategy in association with regional and international powers to enhance and strengthen border surveillance.
The conference urged the authorities to rehabilitate the country’s border regions with sustainable development programs and make them attractive to citizens from other regions to settle there.
It also called for equipping the coast guard with state-of-the-art technologies to help them effectively protect the country’s marine borders and fight piracy and human trafficking.
The conference suggested incorporating topics related to border security in school curricula from the elementary stage itself, development of border security institutes and training programs, and setting up of a research center to study regional and international border problems.
Other recommendations of the conference include: