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10 June 2014

Central African Republic visit aims to reinforce cooperation with INTERPOL

LYON, France – Cooperation between the Central African Republic and INTERPOL’s global police network topped the agenda during a meeting between Mahamat Gamar Ahmat, Minister and Special Advisor to the President of the Central African Republic, and INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble.

The visit of the delegation from the Central African Republic to INTERPOL’s General Secretariat headquarters focused on crime issues facing the country and the region, particularly on combating the growing threat of terrorism in Africa.

The visit comes at a time of reconstruction in the Central African Republic, which is facing a violent internal conflict. To this end, Minister Gamar Ahmat and Secretary General Noble discussed the rebuilding of police services in the country, and ways in which the authorities can best use INTERPOL’s global tools and services to restore security in the country and throughout the wider Central African region.

During his visit, Minister Gamar Ahmat also toured the 24-hour Command and Coordination Centre and was briefed on the latest INTERPOL crime-fighting initiatives, including the recently launched global campaign Turn Back Crime which aims to get the public involved in preventing crime.