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Lekhwiya to host FIEP commission three-day meeting

Lekhwiya will host a meeting of new technologies and logistics commission of International Association of Gendarmeries and Police Forces with Military Status (FIEP) on Tuesday.
The three-day meeting will be attended by representatives from the 17 member states, namely, Qatar, France, Spain, Italy, Turkey, Holland, Portugal, Romania, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia, Palestine, Ukraine, Argentine, Chile, Brazil and Djibouti.
The meeting will discuss the expertise of the member states in combating terrorism from a logistic and information systems' aspect. It will also promote exchange of capacities, information and expertise in the security field between member states. Qatar had joined FIEP in 2013 based on the recommendation of the French gendarmerie force and welcomed by member states.
The FIEP (French acronym for France-Italie-Espagne-Portugal / France-Italy-Spain-Portugal, which are the first four 'historical' members), was founded in 1994, and comprised the French National Gendarmerie, the Italian Carabinieri Corps and the Spanish Civil Guard.
It was quickly joined by the Portuguese National Republican Guard in 1996, and later expanded with the addition of a number of countries.
The FIEP is organised around a senior council and four technical commissions. The senior council of directors/commanding generals defines the general policy and programme for each commitment undertaken by the association.
The presidency of the association is appointed annually by rotation among the directors/commanding generals. FIEP's technical commissions follow up the work of the association and prepare the regulations and proposals presented during the annual meetings of the senior council of directors. Technical commissions composed of representatives of member states discuss ways of joint cooperation and exchange of experiences.