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OAS and AMERIPOL to Sign Cooperation Agreement to Strengthen Police Forces in the Americas

  June 4, 2011

The Organization of American States (OAS) and the American Police Community (AMERIPOL) will sign today in San Salvador a Cooperation Agreement to strengthen joint work and offer effective support to countries in the region in the fight against crime, insecurity, and violence.

The agreement will be signed in the Sheraton Hotel of the Salvadoran capital by the Secretary General of the OAS, José Miguel Insulza, and the President of AMERIPOL, Leandro Daiello Coimbra, in the framework of the 41st General Assembly of the hemispheric Organization, to be held June 5 to 7 with the central theme of "Citizen Security in the Americas."

The signing ceremony also will be attended by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Colombia, María Ángela Holguín; the Director of Mexico's Federal Police, Facundo Rosas; the Director of the National Civil Police of El Salvador, Commissioner Carlos Ascencio Girón; and the Director of Colombia's National Police, General Óscar Adolfo Naranjo.

WHAT: OAS and AMERIPOL to sign Cooperation Agreement

WHEN: Saturday, June 4, at 17:00 local time (23:00 GMT)

WHERE: Sheraton Hotel, San Salvador

Reference: AVI-142/11