Official visits 2024

Minister of Interior, Italy

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30 May 2024 – Italy’s Minister of the Interior, Matteo Piantedosi met with INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock at the Organization’s General Secretariat headquarters in Lyon.

Minister Piantedosi and his delegation, which included Prefect Raffaele Grassi, Deputy General Director Public Security and Central Director Criminal Police were updated on INTERPOL’s range of policing capabilities in combating threats such as transnational organized crime.

With Italy currently holding the G7 Presidency, the meeting also covered issues to be addressed at the Interior Ministers’ Meeting in October, with a specific focus on migrant smuggling, terrorism and fentanyl.

Launched with the support of Italy in 2020, the success of the INTERPOL Cooperation Against ‘Ndrangheta (I-CAN) project was also discussed.

There are currently 19 countries participating in the project, which so far has facilitated the arrest of nearly 100 fugitives worldwide.

Minister of Interior, Lithuania

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30 April 2024 – Lithuania’s Minister of the Interior, Agnė Bilotaitė met with Secretary General Jürgen Stock and other senior officials during a visit to the General Secretariat.

The meeting with Minister Bilotaitė and her delegation, which included Police Commissioner General Renatas Požėla, was an opportunity to discuss the Organization’s range of capabilities and role in international law enforcement cooperation.

Lithuania is a strong user of INTERPOL solutions on the frontlines, particularly at border control points.

Minister of Interior, Germany

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22 April 2024 - Nancy Faeser, Germany’s Federal Minister of Interior and Community met with INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock at the Organization’s General Secretariat headquarters in Lyon.

Minister Faeser and her delegation, which included State Secretary Georg Engelke and other high-level Ministerial officials, were briefed on INTERPOL’s range of policing capabilities and what support can be provided in combating crime areas including transnational organized crime and terrorism.

With Germany’s Federal Criminal Police (Bundeskriminalamt) reporting that more than two thirds of investigations have links to organized crime groups abroad, the need for international law enforcement exchanges at the global level was a key element of discussions.

In addition to being one of the highest users of INTERPOL’s global databases, Germany has also provided significant financial and expert support to key projects such as the INTERPOL Capabilities for Operational Relevance (I-CORE) programme.

Executive Director, eu-Lisa

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23 January 2024 – The Secretary General met with Agnès Diallo, Executive Director of the European Union Agency for the Operational Management of Large-Scale IT Systems in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (eu-Lisa).

The discussions with Ms Diallo and her delegation focused on exploring common priorities and opportunities for collaboration, particularly in the areas of border management and cybersecurity.