Rwanda, Singapore Police Forces Sign MoU on Cooperation

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Dan Munyuza, is leading a delegation to Singapore, which includes the Secretary General of the Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB), Col (rtd) Jeannot Ruhunga, to establish bilateral cooperation between law enforcement agencies in the two countries.

IGP Munyuza has been invited to Singapore by his counterpart, Commissioner General (CG) Hoong Wee Teck.

On Tuesday, August 23, IGP Munyuza and his host, CG Hoong, signed a Memorandum of Understanding outlining key areas of police cooperation between the two forces in capacity development, as well as combating and preventing transnational organized crime.

In the same spirit, RIB Secretary General Col (rtd) Jeannot Ruhunga and Singapore Police Commissioner General Hoong Wee Teck signed a cooperation agreement.

Rwanda's High Commissioner to Singapore, Jean De Dieu Uwihanganye, also attended the signing ceremony.

Rwanda National Police and Singapore Police Force agreed to collaborate on various training programs, expertise exchange, information sharing, and coordinated operations.

The MoU emphasizes the importance of strengthening institutions' capacity and capabilities in combating all forms of transnational organized crime, including cybercrime, human trafficking, online child sexual exploitation, money laundering, public security and public order, and combating and preventing smuggling and trade in arms, ammunition, and explosives, among other things.

Both IGP Munyuza and CG Hoong Wee Teck expressed their respective police organizations' commitment to fighting crime and exchanging experiences in various areas of policing.

The agreement, according to the two Police Chiefs, is a "significant step in bilateral Police cooperation" that "bears steadfast commitment to combating transnational organized crime and contributes to the safety and security of citizens while also making the respective regions and the world a safer place."