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15 March 2012

Libyan Minister of Interior visit to INTERPOL focuses on national and global security issues

LYON, France – Identifying ways to further enhance cooperation with INTERPOL was the focus of a visit by Libya’s Minister of Interior, Fawzi Altaher Abdulaali to the world police body’s General Secretariat headquarters today.

Minister Abdulaali met with INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble to discuss a range of law enforcement and security issues, including increased information exchange and expanding access to INTERPOL’s databases and tools to strategic border points to help track down fugitives and identify transnational organized crime and drug trafficking links.

“Libya is committed to continuing to work closely with INTERPOL in combating all forms of transnational crime, and we look forward to further developing our already strong cooperation,” said Minister Abdulaali.

“The visit by Minister Abdulaali and his delegation to INTERPOL has enabled us to identify the areas where INTERPOL can provide added value and support to their national law enforcement efforts, which will benefit Libya and all of our member countries, ” said INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble.

The Libyan delegation, which included the General Director for relations and international cooperation, Brigadier Abdul Monem Ettunsi, Director of National Public Safety Department, Brigadier Snous Zraib and Head of National Central Bureau Tripoli Colonel Abdul Hamid Elgazali, was also briefed on INTERPOL’s law enforcement tools and services, as well as regional and international operations.