URUGWIRO VILLAGE - Senior officials from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), who were in the country for the 2011 FBI National Academy Associates’ re-trainer conference, yesterday paid a courtesy call on President Paul Kagame at Village Urugwiro.
Joseph Demarest, the Assistant Director FBI, Mathew Raia, President FBI National Academy Associates (FBINAA), Richard Mains, Chief of FBI International Operations Division, Africa Unit and Thomas Relford, FBI Legal Attaché in charge of eastern Africa, called on Kagame to express their gratitude for hosting the conference.
According to the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Emmanuel Gasana, who accompanied the delegation, the group commended the level of progress the country has achieved in a short term as well peace and the stability favourable for fighting crime.
“They appreciated the country’s leadership for the development as well as the prevailing peace and stability which makes it possible to fight crime,” Gasana said.
“They pledged to continue working with us in fighting trans-national organised crimes in the region and on the continent,” he added.
The IGP noted that participants at the conference - from various countries - visited the countryside to witness, first hand, the progress the country has registered.
Gasana noted that there are several ongoing cooperation projects between Rwanda and FBI, especially in the areas of training and combating crimes of international nature.
He added that during the just-concluded course, countries from the region and beyond were able to assess the nature of international crimes faced today, including terrorism, cyber crimes, drug and human trafficking.