Magharebia (Washington DC)

10 December 2012

Algeria: Nation Hosts Arab Police Congress

Algeria's "expertise and vision" is critical to the international fight against crime, Interpol head Mireille Ballestrazzi told Arab police and security chiefs Sunday (December 9th) in Algiers, APS reported.

In his opening address to the 36th Arab Police Congress, Algerian Interior Minister Daho Ould Kablia said that Arab countries needed to share information more effectively in order to "improve border security, prevent the infiltration of armed groups, and combat the trafficking of weapons and explosives".

"The fight against crime is not only the responsibility of the police. It is also the responsibility of the country's institutions, civil society and the media," Liberté quoted the minister as saying.

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