AFRIPOL general assembly opens in Algiers

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ALGIERS- The 3rd general assembly of the African police cooperation body AFRIPOL opened Wednesday, in Algiers, to examine and debate functional and organizational aspects and exchange views on experiences on the prevention and fight against various forms of organized transnational crime.

Made up of police chiefs from African Union (AU) member states, the General Assembly is “the supreme technical body of AFRIPOL, responsible for ensuring the technical leadership and guidance of the police in Africa”, said the same source, adding that it ensures “the respect of the objectives of police cooperation at the strategic, operational and tactical levels between the police institutions of the Member States”.

In addition to the African police chiefs, representatives of regional and international police organizations and institutions, the AU Commissioner for Peace and Security and relevant experts will attend the meeting, as well as other distinguished guests as observers.

This event will be enhanced by the presence of the high authorities of the Algerian Government, the Secretary General of the International Criminal Police Organization-Interpol and the Secretary General of the Council of Arab Interior Ministers.

Recall that the second General Assembly of the mechanism of the African Union of Police Cooperation AFRIPOL was held in Algiers on October 15 and 16, 2018.

This 3rd AFRIPOL General Assembly will enable African police chiefs “to discuss functional and organizational aspects, to exchange their views and experiences on the prevention and fight against various forms of transnational organized crime , including terrorism, violent extremism, cybercrime and emerging crime “.

 

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