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The objective is to lay the foundations for reviewing the unit's ability to deal with terrorism threats
The EU-funded project titled Application of the Rule of Law in the Horn of Africa and Yemen has taken part in a workshop to design the next regional exercise for the anti-terrorist forces of the EAPCCO member countries. The workshop took place within the framework of the Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) that FIIAPP has throughout the region with the East African Police Chiefs Cooperation Organisation (EAPCCO).
At the event, the INTERPOL Regional Office for East Africa, the South African ISS (Institute of Security Studies) and EAPCCO’s secretariat all collaborated in the project, which is being led by FIIAPP.
Representatives from these institutions, including Alberto José Ucelay Urech, the Spanish ambassador to Sudan, and Philippe Crespo, from the European Union Delegation to Sudan, participated in the inauguration.
The workshop served to analyse global and regional trends in terrorism and
violent extremism, learn about the tools INTERPOL offers and its role in facilitating
police cooperation, understand the functioning of existing international and regional instruments and international cooperation against terrorism, share good practices in terrorism investigations, and develop a plan for training on the fight against terrorism, planned to take place in Sudan in April.
The activity took place at the High Academy for Security and Strategy Studies located in Khartoum, Sudan.
The project, Application of the Rule of Law in the Horn of Africa and Yemen, aims to improve the capabilities of the intelligence services, security forces, prosecutors and courts in the countries of the region in order to combat complex security threats.