The 45th session of Interpol's General Assembly -- that's the International Police Criminal Organisation -- opened in Accra, Ghana, on Thursday (14 October), with a call to help end international aircraft hijacking.
GV Nkrumah conference centre, Accra, Ghana
GV Ghanaian Head of State, General Acheampong, arrives and walks up steps
SV & CU Acheampong inspects police guard of honour (3 shots)
SV Acheampong enters conference room
SV Canadian delegates seated
CUs & SVs Acheampong speaking (7 shots)
GHANAIAN HEAD OF STATE GENERAL IGNATIUS ACHEAMPONG: "History is being made here in Ghana today, for this is the first time that a General Assembly Session of Interpol is taking place in Africa. We consider this as evidence of Interpol's determination to co-operate not only with the developed world but with the developing countries as well in the onerous task of fighting international crime. Ghana on its part is ready to co-operate with member-countries of Interpol in ensuring that those who, for selfish reasons, disturb the peace of society are duly restrained."
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Background: The 45th session of Interpol's General Assembly -- that's the International Police Criminal Organisation -- opened in Accra, Ghana, on Thursday (14 October), with a call to help end international aircraft hijacking.
SYNOPSIS: The conference is being held in the Kwame Nkrumah centre, and delegates from 90 countries are taking part. The opening of the session, the first time it's been held in Africa, was presided over by Ghanian Head of State General Ignatius Acheampong. It will run until the 20th of October. In his opening address, General Acheampong called for delegates to help end international aircraft hijacking, and also complimented Interpol on its efforts to unite developing countries with the rest of the world.