APS : Monday, 03 July 2017
ADDIS ABABA- The African convention on the prevention and fight against terrorism, signed in Algiers in 1999, is an important instrument of fight against this scourge in the African continent,
said the memorandum of President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika, African Union’s coordinator for prevention and fight against terrorism and violent extremism in Africa.
“The African convention on the prevention and fight against terrorism, signed in Algiers in 1999, is the achievement and expression of the strong African awareness about the seriousness of the terrorist threat for the continent and an important instrument of common fight against this scourge,” said the memorandum of President Bouteflika, presented Monday on the first day of the 29th AU Summit by Prime Minister Abdelmadjid Tebboune.
It is the same for AU Action Plan for the Prevention and Fight against Terrorism, according to the memorandum which underlines that this document has accurately drawn up, for the first time, a true African roadmap of fight against terrorism, comprising the main fields and dimensions of this fight, as it refined the mandates and roles of Peace and Security Council as well as AU Commission in this fight.
It also underlined the setting up, in Algiers, of the African Centre of Studies and Researches on Terrorism (CAERT), which has become as a precious tool at the service of the African countries in their individual and collective fight against terrorism, according to the memorandum of President Bouteflika.
This architecture, underlines the memorandum, is consolidated by the appointment of a Special Representative of the African Union for the Counter-terrorism Cooperation as well as the inauguration of AFRIPOL, which is an important platform of cooperation among the African police forces against terrorism and cross-border organized crime, whose headquarters is in Algiers.
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