Australian Federal Police pays a working visit to the ACSRT

Australian FP

On 19 November 2014, Ambassador Francisco Madeira, AU Special Counter-Terrorism Cooperation Representative and Director of the African Centre for the Study and Research on Terrorism and ACSRT staff members, received an Australian Federal Police delegation led by Mr. Rich Langmead, Counter Terrorism liaison officer in charge of Middle East and North Africa.

The visit, as explained by the Australian Delegation, was an opportunity to further acquaint itself with the ACSRT and its staff members and to show Australian Government’s unwavering support to the work of the ACSRT.

Ambassador Madeira briefed the delegation on the ACSRT mandate and activities. He also elaborated on the latest terrorism threats and developments on the African continent. 

In analyzing the terrorism situation in the Middle East, Both parties concluded that ISIS is a very serious challenge to the region and the world at large. They also discussed transnational organized crime, including human and drug trafficking which are steep challenges that violate human rights and undermine development.

They agreed to explore ways and means of establishing contacts between the ACSRT and Australian Federal Police.