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Aronda roots for greater global police cooperation

By Vision Reporter

Added 4th November 2014 10:59 PM

The 83rd International Police (Interpol) General Assembly has opened in the Spanish capital of Monaco, with Internal Affairs minister Gen. Aronda Nyakairima calling for greater global police cooperation to counter transnational crime, especially terrorism.

The 83rd International Police (Interpol) General Assembly has opened in the Spanish capital of Monaco, with Internal Affairs minister Gen. Aronda Nyakairima calling for greater global police cooperation to counter transnational crime, especially terrorism.

By Steven Candia

The 83rd International Police (Interpol) General Assembly has opened in the Spanish capital of Monaco, with Internal Affairs minister Gen. Aronda Nyakairima calling for greater global police cooperation to counter transnational crime, especially terrorism.


Speaking at the meeting with the theme: Turn back crime: 100ears of International Police Cooperation, the minister presented a paper on contemporary criminal threats and new challenges to police cooperation in which he highlighted Uganda’s role in regional and International police cooperation’s since 1967.

He cited the Eastern Africa Police Chiefs Cooperation Organization (EAPCCO), the Africa Continental Police (AFRIPOL) and Interpol.

Uganda is represented at the five-day meeting by Aronda Nyakairima, the deputy police boss Okoth Ochola and Asan Kasingye, the Director of Interpol and International relations.

“He emphasized that police cooperation is the most critical solution to the fight against transnational and cross border crime,” Asan Kasingye said.

The meeting that has drawn justice, home affairs and security ministers from some 100 countries will examine the evolution of international police cooperation and chart the next course of action to combat crime in future.

Ending on November 7, the meeting serves as a forum for more than 1,000 delegates from 166 countries to discuss key issues including building strong law enforcement institutions, and increasing collaboration between police and the public and private sectors

At the meeting the ministers will review the history of global police cooperation and how law enforcement has evolved throughout the past 100 years to collectively combat transnational organized crime.

Critical questions for the future of international policing will also be addressed, including how countries can best prepare for contemporary crime challenges by expanding partnerships beyond the law enforcement realm.

Other issues to be discussed include terrorism and counteracting terrorist networks, environment security, cyber crime and technology, countering violent extremism, Afripol extradition rules and election of the new Secretary General to replace Ronald K Noble. He is expected to be replaced by the Vice President of BKA the Judicial Police of Germany

Opening the conference, HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco noted that the role of Interpol in coordinating the world’s police has become more important than ever before.

“The growth in economic trade and the free movement of people requires a strong reaction from the police, extending beyond the borders of states, so as not to be surpassed by the actions of malicious individuals who exploit the advantages of our globalized world,” said Prince Albert, according to an Interpol statement .

“Today, Interpol is the most effective structure for fighting transnational organized crime. Your exchanges and discussions will permit you to assess the measures carried out during the past years, notably for improving the capacity of police to adapt their methods to new types of crimes connected to advances in technology,” he concluded.

Aronda roots for greater global police cooperation

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