Kigali, 5 March 2014

President Kagame today received the President of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Yousry Zachary who has been in the country to attend the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Sub-Saharan Africa Executive Policing Conference. President Kagame delivered a Keynote Address at the conference.

Speaking to the press after the meeting, the IACP President said:

“What we have learnt here in the last few days is that we are going to see more cooperation not only in Africa, but in the entire world. This meeting was very productive and we have a feeling everyone left with a great feeling. It was a great honour for us to have President Kagame at the meeting and this to us shows how much he values law enforcement, security and safety. He stressed the message of cooperation, information sharing in a timely fashion with actionable information that we can work with. It was quite encouraging to hear his enthusiasm, he is one of the nicest man I have ever had the privilege of meeting as I travelled the world.”

Yousry Zachary paid tribute to the Rwanda National Police for achieving so much in such a short time, saying the force was like 30 or 40 years ahead of where it should be.

The Inspector General of the Rwanda National Police, Emmanuel Gasana the President of the International Association of Chiefs of Police wanted to thank President Kagame for accepting to attend the conference and also share his views on what should be done to improve law enforcement, security and safety in Africa and the world.