Spanish Minister of Interior welcomes excellent police cooperation ties between Algeria, Spain

February 15th, 2017


APS : Tuesday, 14 February 2017

MADRID- Spanish Minister of Interior Juan Ignacio Zoido welcomed Tuesday, in Madrid, “the excellent ties of police cooperation between Algeria and Spain.”
In a meeting with the National Police Chief Major General Abdelghani Hamel, the minister emphasized the “close cooperation in the field of the fight against transnational organized crime in addition to the operational and technical cooperation between the two police forces.”
For his part, the National Police Chief Major General Abdelghani Hamel underlined that, as part of the reforms undertaken by President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the “Algerian police worked for the development, in an overall and integrated approach, of strategies aimed at contributing to the support of the international community’s actions in the fight against terrorism and the new emerging threats as well as illegal immigration.”
Major General Hamel, accompanied by a high-level delegation, as well as the Spanish Interior Minister seized this opportunity to reaffirm their willingness to strengthen police cooperation between the two countries, notably in the fields of cyber-criminality and forensic science.