International conference to discuss coalition against terror

By rbksa

Sat, 2017-06-10 03:00

RIYADH: The second international conference on command and control solutions will be held at Riyadh’s King Saud University in October, under the theme “Coalition Against Terrorism.”
Operating under the patronage of Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the event will take place from Oct. 17 to 19.
The conference will feature discussions on the importance of strengthening international alliances, achieving integration in the armed forces’ command and control systems, and providing them with the ability to monitor and respond to terrorist operations.
Conference organizing committee Chairman Abdullah bin Sharaf Al-Ghamdi said: “Command and control systems are now the vital nerve of the armed forces in confronting terrorism both through their field operations and through technical confrontation in cyberspace.”
He added: “The conference will focus on transferring technology knowledge and the localization of specialized expertise in command and control systems as one of its main themes, in line with Saudi Vision 2030.”
Al-Ghamdi said the conference would target major industrial and financial sectors, which are also vulnerable to terrorist attacks.
Last year’s event, “Building Local Capabilities,” saw more than 2,000 industry experts and professionals attend.
October’s event will be attended by more than 700 people, including senior military officers from the Saudi armed forces, as well as other members of the International Alliance against Terrorism.

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