Mombasa, Jan. (SUNA) - The Joint Regional Forum for Police Leaders of the IGAD countries launched Monday in Mombasa, Kenya to discuss ways of enhancing regional cooperation and coordination between law enforcement bodies.

The forum’s activities started in the presence of the Ambassadors Committee of IGAD and participation of representatives of the IGAD countries, the criminal justice sector and the police commissioners, headed by Sudan. 

The forum, scheduled to continue for two days, was inaugurated by the Executive Secretary of IGAD, Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu and Sudan Ambassador to Djibouti, Rahama Saleh.

In his address to the opening sitting, the Executive Secretary of IGAD, pointed out the importance of regional cooperation and coordination to confront the cross-border security threats in the countries of the region, saying, “We must unite to combat security challenges that threaten regional security, such as terrorism, money laundering, and cybercrimes."   

The participants at the forum discussed the cooperation and coordination at the national and regional levels to prevent cross-border security threats and to find ways to address them within the framework of the continuous pursuit of peace and stability in the region.



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