Counterterrorism, organized crime: Algeria’s efforts hailed by Africa

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APS : Sunday, 13 December 2015
ALGIERS- Algeria’s efforts for the creation of a synergy for the effective fight against terrorism and organized crime in the African continent and in the world were hailed Sunday, in Algiers, by participants in the meeting of African Chiefs of Police.
For the co-president of the Ad-hoc committee for the creation of Afripol, Assan Kasangye, Algeria is a “powerhouse” and “a mobilizing force” for the consolidation of peace and stability in the African continent.
“I welcome the efforts made by Algerian authorities for the development of the continent,” he said.
For his part, the Secretary General of the of the Arab Interior ministers Council, Ben Ali Koman highlighted Algeria’s “huge” and “sustained” efforts for the creation of Afripol, adding that “the challenges we are facing are similar, particularly drugs, illegal migration, and require the coordination of all energies.”
For Koman, the allocation of a seat of Afripol by Algeria, once created, is not “a coincidence” but it is the result from the fact that this country “has always been for the promotion of relations between African countries, and took part in all the continent’s struggles notably against terrorism.”
More than 40 countries took part in the meeting of Chiefs of Police, which started Sunday, in Algiers, and which continues behind closed doors, aims at adopting the legal texts relating to the launch of the African mechanism for police cooperation (Afripol).

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