UAE to set up international counter-terrorism centre
“The UAE has finalised moves to set up an international counter-terrorism centre, it was announced on Wednesday.
The Federal National Council’s committee for foreign affairs has viewed a draft law for the setting up of the International Centre of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism (Hedaya), the WAM news agency said.
The head of the committee, Rashid Al Sharaiqi, said the bill had been referred to the house by the government for deliberation.
In its explanatory note, the government says it had set up Hedaya to honour a pledge it made during the Global Counter-terrorism Forum (GCTF) held in New York two years ago.”