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01 September 2015

INTERPOL Chief and Australian Minister for Justice discuss security issues

CANBERRA, Australia – Combating terrorism and the foreign terrorist fighter threat were high on the agenda in a meeting today between INTERPOL’s Secretary General and the Australian Minister for Justice in Canberra.

Secretary General Jürgen Stock and Minister Michael Keenan also discussed a range of security issues including illegal immigration and border management, in addition to the need for greater information sharing to enhance national, regional and global security.

The meeting was one of several being held by Secretary General Stock with high-level Australian government and policing officials, including with Australian Federal Police Commissioner Andrew Colvin, ahead of the three-day (2 – 4 September) International Counter-Improvised Explosive Device (IEDs) Leaders’ Forum.

Organized by INTERPOL, the Australian Federal Police and the Australian Department of Defence, the Forum is aimed at enhancing cooperation between government, law enforcement and military communities by developing stronger links between counter-terrorism (CT) and CIED efforts to ensure more effective sharing of actionable intelligence.