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EAPCCO Counter Terrorism Workshop opens in Kigali

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Members of Eastern Africa Police Chiefs Cooperation Organization (EAPCCO) gather in Kigali for ‘Counter Terrorism Workshop’ to discuss terrorism-centered threats facing the region, and find solutions on the long-term issue that has been destabilizing Africa and the entire world in general.

The two-day workshop is being held in Kigali under theme; ‘Sustaining Regional Cooperation to Combat Terrorism & Violent Extremism’ and will be concluded on Wednesday 22nd, 2017.

The EAPCCO Counter Terrorism workshop is held under theme; ‘Sustaining Regional Cooperation to Combat Terrorism & Violent Extremism’.

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In his opening remarks, Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIGP) Juvenal Marizamunda, in charge of Administration and Personnel said,” the government of Rwanda is committed to the EAPCCO mandate to pursue collective Security and fight against terrorism particularly,”

He added that EAPCCO member states recognize that terrorism is a significant threat to Peace & security in our region and beyond and are determined to add their contribution to the global fight against terrorism.

“EAPCCO Region can’t become a safe heaven for terrorist groups. Member countries work closely to prevent and combat the vice, but EAPCCO states will consistently condemn terrorism & Violent extremists. No circumstances can justify horrible activities”

The 3rd EAPCCO Counter Terrorism workshop hosted by Rwanda is organized by Institute for Security Studies (ISS), Africa, which builds knowledge and skills that secure Africa’s future, supported by the Government of Canada.

EAPCCO comprises 11 states members, namely, Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Seychelles, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and 2017 hosts Rwanda.

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