Yugoslavia rejoins INTERPOL

٢٤ سبتمبر، ٢٠٠١

The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia on Monday regained membership of INTERPOL, bringing the number of member countries to 179. The application was approved by an overwhelming majority vote at INTERPOL’s General Assembly, currently meeting in Budapest for its 70th annual session.

Speaking to the General Assembly, Mr. Zoran Zivkovic, Yugoslavia’s Federal Minister of the Interior, said Yugoslavia is already a member, once again, of the United Nations. He explained that the Yugoslav police authorities wish to be involved in international police co-operation using the facilities provided by INTERPOL. The Yugoslav government would wholly meet the obligations and responsibilities laid down in INTERPOL’s constitution, rules and regulations, he pledged.

- I am convinced Yugoslavia’s membership of INTERPOL will make a significant contribution to the police community’s fight against international crime, said INTERPOL’s President, Mr. Jesús Espigares Mira (Spain).