CEPOL Executive Director discusses CEPOL’s training offer with NAUSS in Riyadh

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10 November 2021

Last week, CEPOL Executive Director Dr.h.c. Detlef Schröder visited Riyadh, following the official invitation of the President of the Naif Arab University for Security Sciences (NAUSS), Dr. Abdulmajeed bin Abdullah Al-Banyan to attend the 39th Graduation Ceremony of NAUSS on the 1st of November.

During his stay in Riyadh from 31 October to 4 November, the CEPOL Executive Director met with Dr. Abdulmajeed bin Abdullah Al-Banyan and other NAUSS representatives, to discuss topics related to CEPOL’s training offer for law enforcement officials, with a particular focus on the CEPOL EUROMED Police and CT INFLOW, as NAUSS is a valuable partner in both CEPOL International Cooperation projects. This visit also offered a unique opportunity to take stock of CEPOL’s ongoing cooperation with NAUSS, underline topics of common interest and explore ways of strengthening ties even further in the future, within CEPOL’s mandate, including CEPOL International Cooperation projects. The possible establishment of a Working Arrangement between the two organisations in the upcoming years was also noted as a positive step towards an even more enhanced and fruitful partnership.

On the occasion, CEPOL Executive Director noted:

‘It is a great honour for CEPOL to have attended the 39th Graduation Ceremony of Naif Arab University for Security Sciences. I would like to take this opportunity to thank our partners at NAUSS for their efforts and active participation in both CEPOL projects, EUROMED Police and CT INFLOW (*). This visit also marks the beginning of a new chapter in our cooperation, as we explored in detail how the agency together with NAUSS can further support, via training and education, the law enforcement community in the region’.


(*) The Counter-Terrorism Information Exchange and Criminal Justice Responses (CT INFLOW) project aims at contributing to prevent and disrupt terrorist networks and the activities of recruiters to terrorism, cutting off terrorist funding, and bringing terrorists to justice, while continuing to respect human rights and international law. Specifically, the project targets law enforcement and other relevant personnel whose tasks encompass the criminal justice process to counter terrorism, information exchange and criminal justice responses within the partner countries.

The EUROMED Police project aims at enhancing the capacity of the Southern Partner Countries (SPC) to fight serious and organised crime and to strengthen strategic cooperation between national law enforcement authorities in SPCs, as well as between SPCs, EU Member States and EU agencies. Building on the achievements of the previous edition of the project, EUROMED Police IV, this edition aims at contributing to the upscaling of institutional capacity to protect EU neighbours citizens.

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