18 July 2016

Angola, Congo Sign Police Cooperation Agreement

Luanda — The Republics of Angola and Congo have signed a police cooperation agreement in the areas of staff training, enhancing security along the border and increase the exchange of police information.

The commissioner Ambrósio de Lemos, chief of Angolan Police, and the Police General of 2nd class, Jean François Ndengue of Congo, both general commanders of the respective corporations, signed the protocol on Sunday night at the end of the official talks, which provides for the establishment of joint patrols to strengthen the fight against cross-border crime and illegal immigration.

The parties also agreed to increase the exchange of law enforcement information with a view to combating the counterfeiting of travel documents.

The training will begin next September, focused on training of staff of the Congolese police trainers, in Angola, in the specialties of rapid intervention, VIP protection and border protection.

It is also planned to hold the course for Congo police officers in the areas of command and leadership and cavalry, maintenance and reestablishment of public order.

The parties committed themselves to maintain the momentum of this police cooperation with the support of their ministers and under the highest authority of the presidents José Eduardo dos Santos and Denis Sassou Nguesso.

The general commander of the Angolan Police, Ambrósio de Lemos, considered very significant act, thus the two police, the two states and their people need mutual security.

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