The Director General of National Security, Farid Benchikh, and the Commander of the National Gendarmerie, Brigadier General Yahya Ali Oulhadj, signed, today, Tuesday at the headquarters of the National Gendarmerie, a memorandum of cooperation aimed at strengthening efforts to prevent and fight against all kind of crime, ensure the security of the citizen and protect property, through the development of joint operational plans.
A statement by the General Directorate of National Security stated that “as part of strengthening the partnership between the two security bodies, the Director General of National Security and the Commander of the National Gendarmerie signed, today, Tuesday August 02, 2022, at the National Gendarmerie headquarters, a memorandum of cooperation aimed at strengthening efforts to prevent and fight against all kind of crime, ensure the security of the citizen and protect property, through the development of joint operational plans.”
In this regard, “The Director General of National Security, Mr. Farid Benchikh, considered that this agreement is another building block to the common historical path witnessed in the field of operational coordination between the two security bodies, and that it constitutes a solid legal basis to push bridges of cooperation, to higher levels that reflect the vision of the country’s higher authorities, which emphasize at every opportunity the virtues of coordination between state institutions, harnessing expertise and providing the necessary means, to enable them to perform their noble tasks within the framework of the laws of the Republic,” according to the same source.
The statement added, “For his part, the Commander of the National Gendarmerie, Brigadier General Yahya Ali Oulhadj, praised this initiative, which is a new step that contributes to strengthening the fruitful and constructive bilateral cooperation, and highlights the great care attached by the two security institutions to advance the field of operational integration, to stand in the face of all forms of crime and lives up to the aspirations of the citizen.”
It is worth noting that this agreement includes several areas, such as the adoption of operational mechanisms between the units of the two agencies at the national and regional levels, the exchange of information and experiences, the strengthening of technical and scientific cooperation, in addition to the programming of joint specialized training courses that allow to raise the level of professional performance, for the benefit of the homeland and the citizen,” the same statement concluded.