Addis Ababa February 19/2013 Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Security Sector said it is undertaking activities to ensure economic stability through curbing security threats across the region.
IGAD member countries held discussion here on Tuesday on 2013 plan prepared by IGAD Security Sector Program (ISSP) Steering Committee.
ISSP Head, Commander Abebe Muluneh on the occasion said prime attention is given to counterterrorism, transnational organized crime, maritime security and security institutions capacity building.
Commander Abebe said the program has allocated 2.9 million USD for implementation of activities in 2013.
The head said an institution enabling to put in place an information exchange system among member countries will be launched to prevent security threats in the continent.
He said different studies will also be conducted to make use of international law and create cooperation among countries with a view to fight against terrorism.
Commander Abebe said a study will be conducted on the real situation in particular on illegal human trafficking and trade in member countries to prevent transnational crime.
IGAD Executive Secretary, Eng. Mahboub Malim on his part said support of member countries is significant towards success of the plan and called on all member countries to give prime attention to implement the plan.
ISSP is a restructured new project replacing the previous IGAD Capacity Building Program against Terrorism (ICPAT).