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OAS Secretary General Receives AMERIPOL President

  May 22, 2013

OAS Secretary General Receives AMERIPOL President
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The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, today received the President of the Police Community of the Americas (AMERIPOL) and the Director General of the National Police of Colombia, General José Roberto León Riaño.

During the meeting, the two discussed public security in the hemisphere, and the work carried out by AMERIPOL, which consists of 28 police forces or homologous institutions of the hemisphere. They also talked about the Report on the Drug Problem in the Americas, which the OAS leader presented last week to the President of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, on Monday to the Permanent Council of the organization. General Leon Riaño said the Report is "a fundamental document to open the debate" on this issue, while the OAS leader highlighted the "important contribution from the member countries" in its production, pursuant to a mandate from the sixth Summit of the Americas.

Present in the meeting were the Secretary for Multidimensional Security of the OAS, Adam Blackwell; and AMERIPOL liaisons to the OAS, the Chilean Police Colonel Andres Gallegos, and Lieutenant Colonel of the National Police of Colombia, Luis Garcia.

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Reference: FNE-12184