LYON, France – Combating transnational crime across Southern Africa and beyond was the focus of a meeting between INTERPOL’s Secretary General and Angola’s Minister of the Interior.
INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock met with Angolan Interior Minister Ângelo da Veiga Tavares on how INTERPOL can reaffirm its long-standing commitment to Africa and help the continent tackle its crime challenges and security threats.
High on the agenda was INTERPOL’s I-ONE initiative to strengthen Africa’s global law enforcement role by improving its ability to share and receive police information.
Discussions with senior INTERPOL staff also included an overview of INTERPOL’s strategy and initiatives in tackling organized, transnational and emerging crimes
With INTERPOL’s Regional Bureau in Zimbabwe helping bolster law enforcement cooperation throughout Southern Africa, the Head of INTERPOL underlined the need for continuous dialogue between INTERPOL, governments and police chiefs so that cooperation keeps pace with constantly evolving global threats.
Angola’s Police Chief, Commissioner General Alfredo Eduardo Manuel Mingas, and a delegation of senior officials from Angola’s Criminal Investigation Service, Immigration Services and the Angolan INTERPOL National Central Bureau accompanied the Angolan Minister on his official visit to the INTERPOL Headquarters in Lyon.