Limassol hosts 21st IPA World Congress

Limassol hosts 21st IPA World Congress

Delegates, observes and visitors from 65 countries will attend the 21st International Police Association (IPA) World Congress, to take place this week in the southern town of Limassol.

The opening ceremony will take place on Wednesday morning and will be addressed by the Cyprus National IPA President Michael Odysseos, the Chief of Cyprus Police Zaharias Chrysostomou, the Mayor of Limassol Andreas Christou, the IPA International President Pierre-Martin Moulin and the Cyprus Justice and Public Order Minister Ionas Nicolaou.

Odysseos told CNA that 65 delegates, 85 observers and 110 visitors from 65 countries have registered to attend the seminar.

He noted that the agenda of the congress includes reports of the IPA`s subcommittees on administrative issues, social issues, cultural issues and international organisations. Participants will also discuss proposals for amendments to the Articles of Association and other proposals from the various IPA sections. Moreover “Public relations and the Police” will be discussed focusing on the police officer`s behaviour towards citizens.

On Tuesday members of the IPA Permanent Executive Bureau will meet to discuss the agenda of the congress, that will wrap up on Saturday with a gala dinner.

Odysseos also noted that the congress will be followed by the IPA Friendship Week, during which 115 IPA members will visit historic and other sites in Cyprus.

IPA is a non governmental organization with 66 member countries, comprising 400,500 members.