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Interpol chooses Marrakech for its 4th meeting of MENA Chiefs of Police

The proceedings of the 4th meeting of Chiefs of Police of the Middle East and North Africa, as well as those of the Comoros Islands, Djibouti, Sudan, Somalia and Mauritania, were opened on Monday in Marrakech.

This two-day meeting, which is being held for the first time outside the headquarters of the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) based in Lyon, will examine the means and mechanisms to be implemented to further strengthen cooperation between the Interpol and the police services of the participating countries.

It is also in line with previous meetings of Chiefs of Police of the Middle East and North Africa and those of the Comoros, Djibouti, Sudan, Somalia and Mauritania, and will have to establish new bases exchange and partnership and come up with constructive recommendations to tackle together the various security challenges facing these states.

This meeting, enhanced in particular by the presence of MM. Mohamed Dkhissi, Central Director of the Judicial Police and Head of the Interpol Office in Rabat, Jürgen Stock, Secretary General of Interpol, and Mohamed Ben Ali Koman, Secretary General of the Council of Arab Ministers of the Interior, will also have consolidate an integrated and harmonious common co-operation capable of providing all the necessary conditions for the preservation of peace and security and the fight against terrorism, extremism and cross-border crime.

In this context, it represents a suitable platform for establishing a continuous and fruitful dialogue between security institutions in these countries and laying the foundations for a culture of regular cooperation between them.

This meeting is a new milestone in the context of strengthening cooperation ties and the development of more developed plans and strategies dedicated to common security action and this, to the prism of the current security challenges facing developing countries of the region.

The opening session of this major meeting was marked by the screening of two institutional films. The first was dedicated to highlighting the remarkable progress made by Morocco, a country of peace and tolerance, in various fields, including security, including the tireless efforts of the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) the modernization of its services, the strengthening of security governance as well as its skills to ensure the sustainable performance of its staff, in addition to the actions taken to effectively combat terrorism, extremism and organized crime, according to an approach proactive and efficient.

As for the second, he highlighted the role and the missions devolved to Interpol since its creation in 1923 and its constant support to the police services of the member countries of the Organization for the Promotion of International Police Cooperation and the fight against various forms of crime in different parts of the world.

The opening of this meeting was also punctuated by the observation of a minute of silence in memory of police officers around the world, who lost their lives in fulfilling their noble mission of protecting citizens and the preservation of peace and security.

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