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World BORDERPOL Congress to feature keynote from Major General Van Den Brink


The World BORDERPOL Congress announced that this year’s meeting will feature a keynote presentation from Major General Van Den Brink, who will discuss strategic operational issues as well as cooperation with external domestic agencies and international agencies.

Van Den Brink will officially assume command of the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee on November 5 at which point he will be promoted to Lieutenant General.

Having served in the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee since 1979, Van Den Brink has held a wide range of managerial and operational and posts in the areas of border surveillance, immigration, policing, civil aviation security and criminal investigation.

He will join other keynote speakers En. K.H.D.M. (Klaas) Dijkhoff, State Secretary of Security and Justice and Minister for Immigration, The Netherlands and H.E. Ambassador Smail Chergui, Commissioner for Peace and Security, African Union.

“First of all we would like to congratulate Maj. Gen. Van Den Brink on his appointment as Commander of the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee and we very much look forward to hearing his insights into border security issues at the very highest level,” said BORDERPOL Secretary General, Thomas Tass.

The World BORDERPOL Congress is a multi-jurisdictional transnational platform where border protection, management, policy-makers, practitioners and industry gather to discuss the international challenges faced in protecting the borders of their own country and their neighbours.

This year’s Congress will feature a lineup of international speakers from government, agencies and industry experts.

The fourth annual World BORDERPOL Congress will take place in The Hague, Netherlands on December 8-10.

Previously reported, Ambassador Smail Chergui, African Union Commissioner for Peace and Security, will also deliver an opening keynote presentation at the 4th World BORDERPOL Congress.

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