بســم اللّـه الرّحمـن الرّحيــم
Senior Project Manager of INTERPOL, Ms. Noha Amer,
Other Delegates of INTERPOL,
Participants of the training program,
Assalaamu-alaikum, and Good Afternoon.
Thank you very much for inviting me to this important gathering.
We are gathered here today to mark the closing event of the INTERPOL Policing Capabilities Training, under the framework of INTERPOL Project Gemini.
Events such as this contributes to fostering trust, which is a curial and essential element for cooperation.
And the question here is why do we need to cooperate?
Now more than ever, the very idea of cooperation among policing agencies has taken on increased significance.
Criminals and criminal enterprises do not restrict their activities to national boundaries.
We know now that it is easier than ever for criminals, to leverage technology and conduct operations at greater distances. And while this distance provides both physical and legal protection for offenders, it complicates national efforts to detect, disrupt, and investigate such transnational crimes and activities.
The need for cooperation among all policing actors is apparent but bringing about successful cooperative schemes is a difficult and a daunting task.
We can only face this threat together.
We have all the right people here today- And we need training programs such as this. So that we understand each other and helps us also learn more about each other. Because once you work side by side or face to face with someone, it is easier to see eye to eye and have that trust to pick up the phone or send a mail in a moment of need.
We all have a strong mutual commitment to combat transnational crime. Let us combine our resources, share information and use all available tools and turn our commitment into successful operational actions.
To conclude, I would like to thank, INTERPOL and NCB Maldives, for conducting this training programme.
I would also like to thank the senior officials of respective agencies, for taking their time from their busy schedule to be with us today.
Finally, would like to thank everyone here, for taking part in this event.
Thank you all and I hope all the visitors are enjoying some sunny moments besides their work.