The three-day conference is one of Interpol’s regional events that brings together senior officials from member countries to discuss, exchange ideas and make decisions related to advancing law enforcement actions in fighting organized and transnational crimes on the continent.
It was officially opened by Minister of Interior and Public Security of Benin, Alassane Seidou.
Interpol President, Ahmed Naser Al Raisi, and the Secretary General, Jurgen Stock also attended the official opening of the conference.
Top on the agenda are regional challenges in the fight against crime in Africa with emphasis on organized and emerging crimes such as terrorism and cybercrime.
Law enforcement agencies on the African continent will also discuss ways to increase coordination among member countries, Interpol and other partners in enhancing policing capabilities; and the contribution by the international police towards the implementation of the African Union agenda 2063 as well as supporting the African Union Mechanism for Police Cooperation (AFRIPOL) .
The AFRIPOL was established as a technical institution of the African Union (AU) for police cooperation among Member States against security threats on the continent.
Law enforcement organs will also discuss ways to break chains of drug trafficking, fighting environmental crimes, management of migration and fighting trafficking in human beings.