ALGIERS- The headquarters of the African Mechanism for Police Cooperation (AFRIPOL) has been inaugurated Sunday in Algiers by the minister of the Interior and Local Authorities, Nouredine Bedoui, in the presence of police representatives of more than forty countries.
The inauguration of AFRIPOL headquarters, in Ben Aknoun, Algiers, was also attended by the AU Commissioner for Peace and Security Smail Chergui, the secretary general of the Arab interior Ministers council, Mohamed Benali Komane, the head of the General Directorate of National Police, Major General Abdelghani Hamel, and Algiers' wali (governor), Abdelakader Zoukh.
AFRIPOL headquarters, which stretches over an area of 1.4 hectare, is made up of 28 offices and two meeting halls.
The inauguration of AFRIPOL took place on the sidelines of an African police chiefs meeting, Sunday in Algiers, to ratify the rules governing the mechanism.
AFRIPOL, to be operational in 2016, is expected to reach an overall view for a better police service in Africa, by boosting their organizational, technical and operational capacities.