8TH MEETING OF THE HEADS OF INTELLIGENCE AND SECURITY SERVICES OF THE COUNTRIES OF THE SAHELO-SAHARAN REGION
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The 8th Meeting of the Heads of Intelligence and Security Services (HISS) of the countries of the Sahelo-Saharan region was held in Grand Bassam, Côte d’Ivoire, on 14 and 15 November 2016, within the framework of the Nouakchott Process on the Enhancement of Security Cooperation and Operationalization of the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA) in the Sahelo-Saharan Region. The following countries participated in the meeting: Algeria, Burkina Faso, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria and Senegal. In addition to the Commission of the African Union, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the AU Mission to Mali and the Sahel (MISAHEL), the African Centre for Study and Research on Terrorism (ACSRT), the Fusion and Liaison Unit for the Sahel (UFL), the Permanent Secretariat of the Group of Five of the Sahel – G5 Sahel – and the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) also participated in the meeting.