ROME, JANUARY 16 – Rwanda National Police (RNP) and Carabinieri of Italy have signed a cooperation agreement which mainly focuses on exchanging best practices and capacity building of the police forces. The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding was held in Rome between the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Emmanuel K. Gasana and the Commander in Chief of Carabineri, Gen. Tullio Del Sette.
The signing was also witnessed by the Carabiniere Generals, Rwanda’s consular to Italy Enrico Lalia Morra, and Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Elisa Kabera, the commissioner for cooperation in RNP, among others. “The agreement confirms the parties’ desire to strengthen their cooperation in the fields of training and exchange of best practices related to the two institutional services,” IGP Gasana said.
According to the MoU, the two institutions committed to cooperate in the “priority fields” of counter terrorism, public order management, traffic and road safety, and Peace Support Operations. Others sectors include aviation security, helicopter operations and cybercrime investigations.
The agreement is the first of its kind at defense and security level between Italy and Rwanda. RNP is now represented at the Interpol headquarters in Lyon, Interpol Global Complex for Innovation in Singapore, and the United Nations in New York. (@OnuItalia)