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- Published on Tuesday, 11 September 2012 15:21
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Ministers in charge of Security in ECOWAS Member States are to meet on Saturday 15th September 2012 in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire to review the security situation and make recommendations for crime control and ensure security in the region. This 9th Meeting of the Forum of Ministers will be preceded by the 13th Annual General
Assembly of the West African Police Chiefs Committee (WAPCCO) on Thursday 13th September, and the Meeting of the ECOWAS Committee of Chiefs of Security Services (CCSS), on Friday 14th September.
Kicking off the gatherings at a time of heightened security challenges in the region, will be the 8th Annual Meeting of the West Africa National Central Bureau of INTERPOL on Wednesday 12th September, all in the Ivorian capital.
The ministerial forum will consider and adopt the reports of the
WAPCCO and CCSS meetings.
The WAPCCO was created as a mechanism to reinforce intra-community
police cooperation and information exchange towards the collective
combating of crime in order to promote regional security.
The WAPCCO Annual General Assembly brings together the National Police
of ECOWAS Member States, the INTERPOL, the CCSS and Ministers in
Charge of Security to be updated and discuss issues that bother on
crime control and regional security.
The various security meetings serve as a platform to monitor and
measure the status of the implementation of recommendations made at
WAPCCO preparatory meetings, identify challenges, security trends in
the region and proffer concrete actions to be taken.
The Regional Security Division of the ECOWAS Commission, which serves
as the WAPCCO Permanent Secretariat is charged with organizing and
coordinating the different levels of annual meetings with a view to
bringing together the relevant stakeholders to report, discuss,
analyze, strategize and make recommendations in line with
international best practices on crime trends and Police collaboration
in the region.