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Can the Gulf States Establish a Unified Airspace ?

A working group studying the establishment of a unified airspace for the GCC states held its fourth meeting, through visual communication technology, with the participation of representatives of the member states.

During the meeting, a number of technical matters related to the study were discussed, including technical and operational priorities to support the partial application of the study, in order to fully implement it, and the requirements for automatic connection between air navigation systems in the GCC countries.

They also studied what has been done with regards to the application of the system for handling flight plans and other issues, and recommendations will be submitted to the 17th meeting of the Air Navigation Commission to take whatever action it deems necessary.

For its part, the Committee of Specialists from Public Prosecution and Public Prosecution in the countries of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf held its 33rd meeting via video call.

The committee discussed preparing a draft guideline on procedural controls for crimes of modern technology, and completing the study of a draft law “a system” guiding the organization of public prosecution services and public prosecution in the GCC countries.

Furthermore, it discussed the completion of updating the child protection rules during the investigation phase, and completing the study of the draft cases of immediate payment of the proceeds of crimes of a financial nature and financial penalties.

The first meeting of specialists in cybersecurity from central banks in the GCC countries was also held.

During the meeting, the objectives and scope of the team’s work and the preparation of its work plan were discussed. Developments in the draft mechanism for exchanging cybersecurity information between central banks in the GCC countries were addressed, as well as the outputs of the annual workshop for specialists in information security.