The president of Interpol, Mireilla Ballestrazi has hailed the Rwanda National Police (RNP) for its efforts shown in fighting crimes in the country.
She made the remarks while visiting the Rwanda police Headquarters in Kigali on April 15, 2014.
Accompanied by the Secretary General of the international Police body, Ronald K. Noble the duo commended the force’s priorities and strategic plans laid across to fight crime.
She commended the collaboration and partnership between Rwanda and Interpol in fighting cross-border crimes, locating and cracking-down criminals and bringing them to justice.
The duo is in the country to attend the 6th Interpol international meeting on Genocide, war crimes and crimes against Humanity, which kicked off on Monday.
She added: “Rwanda, hosting the 6th Interpol International Meeting on Genocide, war crimes and crimes against Humanity is a great symbol that we (Interpol) have memory on what happened twenty years ago. It is also a symbol that Interpol commits to searching, locating and arresting and bringing to book fugitives of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi.”
“We have Rwandan Police officers at the region bureau, headquarters in France and at our Interpol Global Complex innovation in Singapore. Rwanda deployed police officers at all Interpol facilities where we have got help whenever there is cross-border operation that requires assistance from countries in region,” Noble said.
Nobel also thanked the Inspector General of Rwandan Police (IGP), Emmanuel K. Gasana, IGP for his strong support to Interpol, as the representative of Africa on the Interpol Executive Committee.
The Interpol General Assembly, last year, voted to that the next assembly be held in Rwanda next year and Noble said “this is a great honour.”
He also said the international police will continue pursuing Genocide fugitive wherever they may be.
“Genocide fugitives change and forge their identifications, including names and using forged passports to try to disappear, but it’s a question of time.
No matter how long it will takes genocide fugitives will be arrested wherever they are hiding and brought to book,” Noble said.
The Secretary General also visited the Interpol National Central Bureau-Kigali and thanked the RNP for extending the I-24/7 tool to all border outlets.