The Inspector General of the Malawi Police Service, George Kainja is in Rwanda for a week long bilateral visit aimed at further strengthening cooperation between the two police Institutions.
On Monday, The Inspector General of the Rwandan National Police, Dan Munyuza and Kainja chaired bilateral meeting at the Rwandan National Police Headquarters.
The meeting was also attended by the Deputy Inspector Generals for Rwandan National Police, Felix Namuhoranye for Operations and Jean Chantel Ujeneza for Administration and Personnel.
Inspector General Munyuza observed that the existing bilateral cooperation between the two Law enforcement Institutions will strengthen the collective resolve in addressing the policing challenges to ensure the safety and security of the people.
Rwandan and Malawi Police Services signed a co-operation pact in March 2019 to formalize the cross border partnership in various policing disciplines including training, joint operations, tracking, exchange of criminals, drug trafficking, and organized crimes among others
Inspector General Munyuza noted cooperation is the cornerstone in addressing contemporary security challenges as the crimes continue to threatening safety and security of the people.
Inspector General Kainja said the bilateral meeting provides a platform through which the relationship between the two police institutions will be strengthened, and a chance to explore new areas of cooperation in fighting against transnational organized crime.
He said there is no doubt that some of the citizens of Rwanda living in Malawi might be persons of interest to Rwandan National Police and as such the two police Institutions need to cooperate in information as it will help to avoid linking Malawi as a haven for the criminal elements affecting Rwanda.
During his visit in Rwanda, Inspector Genera, Kainja will also visit the Rwanda National Police schools and other developments.