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Thursday, 13 September 2018 09:01

EAPCCO Conference Kicks Off in Khartoum

Khartoum- The activities of the annual meeting of the Eastern Africa Police Chiefs Cooperation Organization (EAPCCO) which kicked off in Khartoum Saturday with the participation of 14 countries continued its sessions.
The meetings of EAPCCO, will conclude today.
FVP, 1st Lt. Gen. Bakri Hassan Saleh addressed yesterday’s session welcoming the guests of the country participating in the activities conveying the salutes of President of the Republic, affirming that Sudan is a country of religious coexistence, social justice and human rights. He added that the leaders of the region are exerting all possible efforts to boost peace, security and sustainable development in collaboration with the African Union.
Bakri recognized the challenges facing the region due to the widespread terrorism activities and drugs especially among the youth, a matter that requires close cooperation and coordination along with activating the agreements and partnerships, referring to the agreements between Sudan and each of Egypt, Chad, Central African Republic and South Sudan to achieve peace and security.
The Sudanese Interior Ministry has affirmed that Sudan is exerting great efforts for combating illegal migration, human trafficking and transnational crimes.
Director General of the Sudanese Police Forces 1st. Lt. Gen. Hashim Osman Al Hussein has said the region suffers from the danger of illegal migration and human trafficking as Sudan is considered as an area of transition, pointing out that the Sudanese police has liberated many victims, set up a center for gathering of intelligence information and launched operations for combating the crimes.
The activities of the 20th meeting of the council of Eastern Africa Police Chiefs Cooperation Organization (EAPCCO) kicked off in Khartoum yesterday.
The conference discusses means of enhancing and boosting operations for combating crime in the states of the region and reviews achievements that have been realized through joint coordination.
The Khartoum meeting is held under the theme of “20 years of achievements in combating transnational and organized crimes through enhancing cooperation, coordination and innovation.”
Secretary General of Interpol Jurgen Stock, on his part, called on the political leaderships to respond to the requirements of police as risks continue to increase day after day.
He said there is a rise in the rate of electronic crime and that the challenges require cooperation and coordination with the Interpol for combating the crimes.
He pointed out that Interpol is active in extending adequate support and training for Africa, saying there are contributions in arresting some big criminals in collaboration with police of the region.
He added that there are cooperation and coordination between the Interpol and Sudan leading to rescuing many of victims of human trafficking crime.
The Chairman of EAPCCO, the Inspector General of Ugandan Police, on his part, explained that the meeting aims at enhancing operations for combating crime in the states of the region, saying that achievements have been realized through joint coordination.