Algeria has been elected, on Monday, chair of the African Police Cooperation Mechanism (AFRIPOL), whose first General Assembly takes place on 14-16 May, the African Union (AU) Peace and Security Commissioner Smail Chergui announced Monday, APS reported.
Algeria has been elected, on Monday, chair of the African Police Cooperation Mechanism (AFRIPOL) for a two-year term, “announcd Mr. Chergui in a statement to the press on the sidelines of the work of this assembly.
The official added that the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Vice-Presidents posts have been entrusted respectively to Uganda, Nigeria and the Central African Republic.
Chergui also highlighted the efforts exerted by the Directorate General of National Security (DGSN) to equip Afripol with necessary and modern means enabling the African police to “meet the challenges witnessed nowadays”.
“We are proud of this achievement and, on behalf of the AU, I thank the President of the Republic, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the Algerian government and people for their continued and permanent support for Africa “Said Mr. Chergui.
The Secretary General of the Council of Arab Interior Ministers, Mohamed-Ali Komane, expressed his “gratitude ” to Algeria, “country of peace and security”, for hosting the work of this GA .
He also welcomed the role of Algeria “which is still present in the regional and international bodies”, underlining the “great experience” of the Algerian police.
At the same time, Mr. Komane congratulated the Director-General of National Security, General Major Abdelghani Hamel, on his election as AFRIPOL’s Chairman, saying that it was ” just a recognition for the efforts he is exerting in favor of maintaining peace, security and preserving human rights.
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