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Esperança da Costa: conflicts in Africa increase organized crime and terrorism

The vice-president, Esperança da Costa, warned this Tuesday of threats, sources of tension and conflicts in some African regions, considering that they contribute to increasing crime, terrorism and other crimes that affect the development of Africa.

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Esperança da Costa was speaking at the opening ceremony of the 26th African regional conference of Interpol which brings together, until Thursday in Luanda, Angolan and international leaders to discuss the challenges of organized and transnational crime

"Close cooperation is urgent to prevent these situations", continued the official, highlighting that no country is isolated.

"Therefore, regional and international cooperation is necessary. Therefore, all participants should consider this regional conference as an opportunity to define new strategies and apply existing ones on the mechanisms through which Interpol can assist our countries in preventing and combating organized crime", appealed the government official.

Angola is a member of the international police organization, which currently has 181 member countries, since 1982.

To face these threats, which "know no borders", he considered it necessary to reinforce police cooperation that allows a quick, effective response and greater information security, highlighting that the exchange of data through Interpol on the different types of crimes that occur in Africa, has been growing.

"We appeal to the delegations participating in this event, aware that, in this globalized world and accelerated technological development, cross-border crime does not respect geographical limits, and today constitutes one of the threats to global peace and security, which can only be effectively combatted with the joint effort of all police forces in the world", emphasized the vice-president

Esperança da Costa also said that guaranteeing public security "constitutes the first step towards a safe society and a world of peace".

Peace represents a vector for development in its multiple aspects, she stressed, reaffirming Angola's commitment to the pacification of the African continent.

"We hope that Interpol, by bringing together the police of all member countries, will contribute to making the world an increasingly safer place, and this is a responsibility that must be shared by all States", she highlighted.


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