Major General Hamel discusses with president of AU Commission in Addis Ababa

APS - 09 January 2018

ALGIERS- The Director General of National Police and president of African Police Cooperation Mechanism (Afripol), Major General Abdelghani Hamel met Monday, in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) with the president of the African Union Commission (AU) Moussa Faki Mohamed and thus, on the sidelines of his
participation to the works of the 13th ordinary meeting of African heads of police, said the DGSN in a communiqué.

During this meeting, the two parties discussed “the ways to promote cooperation between law enforcement agencies in order to address challenges and face security threats in the African continent in terms of counterterrorism and transnational organized crime, in addition to the examination of several themes included on the meeting’s agenda.”

Major General Hamel recalled that since its creation, Afripol has worked “to lay of foundations of an African security cooperation, through the elaboration of an action plan to face the dangers that threaten the
security of African countries such as the proliferation of weapons, cyber criminality, the return of foreign terrorists, and all kinds of organized crimes threatening the security of societies.”

The Director General of National Police said that “through a close cooperation between the bodies of African police, Afripol works to promote their level of operational capability through the launching of
capacity-building programmes in the sectors of training, exchanges of experiences, and information at the service of African peace and security, as well as in terms of the strengthening of cooperation between regional and national police organizations in order to face transnational organized crime.”

For his part, the president of the AU Commission hailed “the approaches and efforts made by Afripol for the strengthening of joint African action in the face of security challenges in the continent under Algeria’s leadership as president of this important African police institution.”