Addressing the 8th Annual Meeting of Eastern Africa Police Chiefs and Ministers Responsible Police Matters, the president said on Friday cross boarder crime is a global problem that poses a threat to democracy and rule of law. Terrorism is threatening the common safety and peace of the international community. Accordingly, he said, law enforcement agencies need to synchronize efforts to combat terrorism. The changing environment of policing, particularly the new realities of cross boarder crime requires nations to accelerate the development of the sub-region and share intelligence. Prime Minister’s National Security Affairs Advisor with a Rank of a Minister, Abay Tsehaye on his part said curbing cross border crime calls for coordinated efforts among nations. Ethiopia is elected as Chairman of the East African Police Chiefs Cooperation Organization (EAPCCO). EAPCCO, established in Kampala, Uganda nine years ago, comprises 11 member states namely; Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, Djibouti, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Seashells, and the Sudan.
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