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Joint GCC team discusses unified mechanism to collect traffic fines

KUWAIT CITY, March 22, (Agencies): The General Traffic Department of Ministry of Interior hosted the 8th meeting of the joint GCC team in charge of setting up a unified mechanism whereby the fines of the traffic violations committed by GCC citizens in any of the six GCC countries can be collected in any GCC country, reports Al-Seyassah daily.

Director of Public Relations and Security Media Department of Ministry of Interior Brigadier Adel Al-Hashash stressed the importance of this meeting for identifying the framework of the interface for enabling the collection of traffic fines, indicating that such an interface requires advanced technological capabilities so that traffic violations can be registered in the systems quickly and shared with other GCC countries.

He affirmed that the State of Kuwait is keen to apply the latest developments in this regard in cooperation with other GCC countries, revealing that he hopes the meeting manages to convey the message that the main goal of such an initiative is to protect road-users of all GCC countries and spread awareness to them. Brigadier Al-Hashash clarified that the traffic law of each GCC country will also be applied when a traffic violation is committed in that country, indicating that certain violations require some other procedures besides collecting fines such as seizing of vehicles and withdrawal of driving license like the traffic law of Kuwait.

A Kuwaiti National Guard official lauded Kuwaiti and Qatari military ties on Tuesday, saying that both sides aim to further enhance those ties to stave off all threats to the region. The National Guard Chairman’s Diwan Chief General Jamal Al-Thiab, who is heading a National Guard delegation on a visit to Qatar, told KUNA that the visit would facilitate exchange of military expertise between the two nations. The region is faced with various threats, which calls for continued cooperation amongst Gulf nations, Al-Thiab said.

Moreover, the delegation also met with Qatari Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser Al-Thani, who underscored long-standing ties between the two countries, Al-Thiab noted. Sheikh Abdullah highlighted the need for increased military and security cooperation in the region, he said, adding that the visit has paved the way for more military agreements between both nations.

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