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Rwanda and Qatar sign Memorandum of Understanding on security between the two countries

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Rwanda and Qatar have signed a cooperation agreement aimed at continuing to expand the normal relations between the two countries especially in security.

From Tuesday January 16, The Minister of Interior of Rwanda, Alfred Gasana and a delegation that includes the Inspector General of Rwanda National Police, CG Felix Namuhoranye, are on a three-day official visit to Qatar at the invitation of his counterpart His Excellency Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, The Minister of Interior and Commander of Lekhwiya Force.

The purpose of the visit is to strengthen cooperation between security and law enforcement agencies of the two countries.

Yesterday, 17 Jan 2024 the two ministers oversaw the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding on security between institutions under their portfolio. This agreement aims to initiate security cooperation between the two institutions.

On the Rwandan side it was signed by IGP CG Felix Namuhoranye while on the Qatar side it was signed by the Director-General of Public Security, Maj. Gen. Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Suwaidi.

The cooperation pact outlines partnership in security and crime control, including fighting terrorism, transnational organized crime, human and drug trafficking, trafficking of firearms and explosives, money laundering, cybercrime and corruption, among others.

The Rwandan delegation will also attend the graduation ceremony of the 6th batch of junior officers from the Police College.

Rwanda and Qatar already have cooperation in terms of promoting and protecting investments and cooperation in the field of economy, trade and technology, tourism, anti-corruption, air transport and other sectors.

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