UAE becomes chair of Virtual Global Taskforce

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UAE becomes chair of Virtual Global Taskforce

UAE becomes chair of Virtual Global Taskforce

(Abu Dhabi) – The United Arab Emirates officially assumed the duties of chair of the Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT), following the unanimous selection of the UAE Ministry of Interior as the next chair of the international alliance.
The UAE took the helm of the VGT during the opening ceremony of the VGT Board Meeting that was held at the Emirates Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi.
In his welcoming speech, Lieutenant General Saif Abdullah Al Sha’far, Undersecretary at the Ministry of Interior, said that the election of the UAE to chair the Virtual Global Taskforce is testament from member countries and law enforcement agencies to the efficient efforts, competence and civilized values of the UAE police. It also recognizes the humanitarian and professional efforts, which personify the wise directives of the higher leadership and its tireless commitment to emphasizing the importance of joint international action to ensure a decent safe and secure life to all children, who are the builders of the future in a crime and risk-free world.
Moreover, Lt. General Al Sha’far stressed the MoI’s keenness to achieve the UAE vision to become one of the best countries in all areas of child protection. These efforts are in line with the vision of Lt. General HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, to make the UAE a humanitarian hub and a center of excellence in all areas of child protection.
He added: “The UAE endeavors constantly to be a beacon of culture and a center of excellence in child protection, to raise children’s awareness regarding the risks of online child sexual abuse, and to enhance family awareness through the media”. He also highlighted the development of strategic partnerships with the Virtual Global Taskforce in areas that contribute to making the Internet more secure and useful for children.
(Courtesy WAM)