African countries would like to set up an African police body under the name of Afripol 1302142

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Defence & Security News - Algeria

 
 
Thursday, February 13, 2014 09:28 AM
 
African countries would like to set up an African police body under the name of Afripol.
African police chiefs agreed Tuesday, February 11, 2014, at a conference held in Algiers to set up an African police body, or Afripol, the Algerian police chief announced. Speaking to reporters, Major-General Abdelghani Hamel said the African Police Chiefs Conference proposed to establish the mechanism for coordination and cooperation between African police institutions in Algeria.
     
African police chiefs agreed Tuesday, February 11, 2014, at a conference held in Algiers to set up an African police body, or Afripol, the Algerian police chief announced. Speaking to reporters, Major-General Abdelghani Hamel said the African Police Chiefs Conference proposed to establish the mechanism for coordination and cooperation between African police institutions in Algeria.
Major-General Abdelghani Hamel of the Algerian National Police services

     
Hamel specified that Algeria will suggest to the African Union to add the project to the agenda of the bloc's summit scheduled for June 2014 in Equatorial Guinea.

He further said the new mechanism "will boost regional police cooperation and help police chiefs to share views in terms of threats assessment and the identification of policies, in addition to strengthening the institutional capacity of police in the fields of training, forensics and management based on respect for human rights, justice and equality."

Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal on Monday urged establishing Afripol with the aim of coordinating the security work of the African countries.

"The establishment of Afripol has become more than a necessity as it is time for Africa to deal with its own problems without resorting to foreigners."

As many as 40 African countries, along with the African Union and Interpol, participated the conference initiated by the Algerian police.

 

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