The Director of the African Center for Studies and Research on Terrorism (ACSRT), Idriss Allali hailed Algeria’s pioneering role in the fight against terrorism, violent extremism, and organized crime in Africa said Saturday the Council of the Nation (Upper House) in a statement.
In his presentation on “the mechanisms of action of the center, its organization and its role in Africa,” presented during the meetings of the permanent committees of the Pan-African Parliament (PAP), whose work was concluded on Friday in Midrand (South Africa), Mr. Allali praised Algeria’s pioneering role in the fight against terrorism, violent extremism, and organized crime in the African continent, according to the same source.
“This pivotal role of Algeria has allowed it to host the headquarters of two important AU institutions whose mission is to support African countries in facing and combating these phenomena, namely the ACSRT and the African Mechanism for Police Cooperation (AFRIPOL),” the source added.
On the occasion of the closing session of these meetings, coinciding with the celebration of African Parliament Day, African parliamentarians listened to the presentations of the committee presidents on the conclusions of their meetings and their action plan.
The PAP, created on March 18, 2004, is a body of the AU with the mission of strengthening “the institutional building of the AU and establishing an official basis for African peoples to participate in dialogue and decision-making regarding the most important issues concerning the African continent.”