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Visit of Belgian Police Commissioner General
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10 October 2018

INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock welcomed Marc De Mesmaeker, Commissioner General of the Belgian Federal Police to the General Secretariat headquarters.

The Commissioner General, who took up his post in June, was briefed on the range of INTERPOL’s global policing capabilities including counter-terrorism and cybercrime.

Mr De Mesmaeker and his delegation were also updated on the technological and operational support provided by the world police body to each of its 192 member countries.

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Visit of Djibouti Police Chief

9 October

Abdillahi Abdi Farah, Djibouti’s Chief of Police, met with INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock at the General Secretariat headquarters.

Combating transnational organized crime and terrorism were the main areas of discussion with the police chief also briefed on the range of INTERPOL’s global policing capabilities.

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VISIT OF KAZAKHSTAN MINISTER OF JUSTICE
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9 October 2018

Kazakhstan’s Minister of Justice Marat Beketayev met with INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock at the General Secretariat headquarters.

Areas of discussion focused on cooperation between INTERPOL and Kazakhstan against transnational organized crime and the use of INTERPOL’s global policing capabilities to counter international, regional and national security threats.

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VISIT OF ACTING US DEPUTY SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY
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8 October 2018

Acting US Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Claire Grady met with INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock during a visit to the INTERPOL General Secretariat headquarters.

Acting Deputy Secretary Grady and her delegation were updated on areas of cooperation with INTERPOL including counter-terrorism, cybercrime, organized crime and border management.

Discussions also focused on the use of INTERPOL's databases in identifying and interdicting foreign terrorist fighters.

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Visit by EU Commissioner for the Security Union
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8 October

Secretary General Jürgen Stock met with European Union Commissioner for the Security Union, Sir Julian King at the General Secretariat headquarters in Lyon, France. 

Discussions focussed on areas of ongoing and future enhanced cooperation to tackle organized crime and terrorism.

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Visit by Qatar Police Chief
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8 October 2018

Staff Major General Saad Bin Jassim Al Khulaifi, Qatar’s Chief of Police, met with Secretary General Jürgen Stock and other senior officials during a visit to the General Secretariat headquarters.

Discussions covered a range of issues including the Qatar-funded Project Stadia. Launched in 2012, the project aims to create a Centre of Excellence to help INTERPOL member countries plan and execute policing and security preparations for major sporting events.

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Visit by Iceland Police Commissioner
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28 September 2018
Visit by Iceland Police Commissioner

Haraldur Johannessen, Iceland’s National Police Commissioner met with Secretary General Jürgen Stock and other senior officials during a visit to the General Secretariat headquarters.

Commissioner Johannessen was leading a staff study visit to INTERPOL, where participants were briefed on a range of INTERPOL’s global policing capabilities and activities including combating terrorism, financial crime and child sexual exploitation.

The Icelandic Police Commissioner also visited INTERPOL’s Command and Coordination centre which provides round-the-clock support to the Organization’s 192 member countries.

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INTERPOL PRESIDENT ON VISIT TO NORWAY AND SWEDEN
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21 September 2018
INTERPOL President visits Norway and Sweden

INTERPOL President Meng Hongwei discussed a range of crime issues with Tor Mikkel Wara, Norway’s Minister of Justice and Security and Wegger Strømmen Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

During his visit to Oslo, President Meng also met with Odd Reidar Humlegård, Chief of Police of Norway and visited the National Criminal Investigation Service headquarters, which houses the INTERPOL National Central Bureau.

President Meng then travelled to Sweden where he met with the Minister of Justice, Morgan Johansson and senior law enforcement officials, including Anders Thornberg, Chief of Police, and Klas Friberg, Director of National Security.

President Meng also held meetings with Christer Nilsson, head of the Investigation Division, Linda Staf, head of the Intelligence Section, Ann-Marie Orler, Head of the Department of International Affairs and Annette Alenius, head of the INTERPOL National Central Bureau.

President Meng thanked Norway and Sweden for their long-standing and strong support for INTERPOL, especially in terms of financial contributions, data sharing and training. To address today’s global security situation, INTERPOL looks forward to further strengthening its cooperation with both countries.

The heads of the Norwegian and Swedish Police also underlined their continued support for INTERPOL in its leading role in international police cooperation and their commitment to future information sharing across all crime areas and capacity building.

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VISIT BY IACP PRESIDENT
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16 July 2018
Visit by the President of the International Association of Chiefs of Police

LYON, France – Lou Dekmar, President of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) met with INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock and other senior officials during a visit to the Organization’s General Secretariat headquarters in Lyon, France.

Mr Dekmar was briefed on the range of INTERPOL’s global policing capabilities and activities in the areas of terrorism and organized and emerging crime, and visited INTERPOL’s Command and Coordination Centre.

First Vice President Paul Cell and Executive Director Vincent Talucci accompanied the IACP President.

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Visit by Italy's National Prosecutor
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20 June 2018
Visit by Italy's National Anti-mafia and Counter-terrorism Prosecutor

LYON, France - Italy’s National Anti-mafia and Counter-terrorism Prosecutor, Federico Cafiero de Raho met with INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock and other senior officials  for discussions on fugitives and organized crime investigations, as well as cooperation in combating terrorism.

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INTERPOL CHIEF ON VISIT TO ARGENTINA

6 April 2018

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – INTERPOL Secretary General  Stock has met with Argentina’s Minister of Security Patricia Bullrich on evolving transnational threats in the region.

Discussions included the role of biometric capabilities and facial recognition technology as part of solutions to face crime challenges more effectively.

With INTERPOL’s Regional Bureau in Buenos Aires helping bolster law enforcement cooperation throughout the region, the Head of INTERPOL congratulated the authorities in Argentina for hosting the 1st Chiefs of Police Meeting for South America as the basis for stronger future collaboration.

As part of his mission to South America, Secretary General Stock also visited Brazil and Colombia, underlining the need for continuous dialogue between INTERPOL and police chiefs in the region so that cooperation keeps pace with constantly evolving global threats.

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INTERPOL CHIEF ON VISIT TO BRAZIL
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4 April 2018

BRASILIA, Brazil - On his first official visit to Brazil, INTERPOL Secretary General Jurgen Stock met with the Director General of the Brazilian Federal Police, Rogerio Galloro, who is also INTERPOL's Executive Committee Delegate for the Americas.

With Brazil's Federal Police part of the newly formed Ministry of Public Security, discussions focused on international security cooperation in the face of regional threats such as violent crime, corruption, weapons trafficking and terrorism by extremist groups.

Secretary General Stock commended 'Brazil's active role in international law enforcement collaboration via INTERPOL', with the country ranked amongst the highest users in the Americas of key INTERPOL databases, including for stolen and lost travel documents.

Director General Galloro invited INTERPOL to be part of an International Police Cooperation Centre to be established in Rio de Janeiro. Its focus will be on fighting transnational crime in the region.
The Head of INTERPOL's visit to Brazil came on the eve of the 1st Chiefs of Police Meeting for South America which will be held in Buenos Aires. The inaugural regional law enforcement meeting will include Secretary General Stock and Mr Galloro.

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INTERPOL CHIEF ON VISIT TO COLOMBIA

3 April 2018
Visit to Bogota by INTERPOL Secretary General Stock

BOGOTA, Colombia – INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock has been received by President Juan Manuel Santos Calderón during an official visit to Colombia.

With discussions focusing on international security, the INTERPOL Chief commended Colombia for its active and innovative role in international law enforcement collaboration via INTERPOL.

Secretary General Stock also met with the Director General of National Police, General Jorge Hernando Nieto Rojas; Director of Criminal Investigations, Brigadier General Jorge Luis Vargas Valencia; and the Head of the INTERPOL National Central Bureau in Colombia, Lt. Col. Jhon Harvey Alzate Duque.

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Stanford University students visit INTERPOL

28 March 2018

LYON, France – A group of students from Stanford University met with Secretary General Jürgen Stock at INTERPOL’s General Secretariat headquarters.

During their visit the students discussed their research and findings into policy-making and multilateral institutions, and also met with officials from INTERPOL’s legal affairs and strategic policy units.

The visit involved the Stanford Center for International Security and Cooperation and the Stanford Program in International and Comparative Law.

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VISIT BY LITHUANIA’S MINISTER OF THE INTERIOR
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28 March 2018

LYON, France – Eimutis Misiūnas, Minister of the Interior of Lithuania, met with INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock at INTERPOL’s General Secretariat headquarters.

Areas of discussion focused on cooperation between INTERPOL and Lithuania against transnational crime, building law enforcement capacity and the use of INTERPOL’s global policing capabilities to counter international, regional and national security threats in the areas of organized and emerging crime, cybercrime and terrorism.

Secretary General Stock commended Lithuania’s commitment to international law enforcement cooperation, including its role in INTERPOL’s Operation Trigger II held across Europe in April 2017 against illicit firearms.

The minister also visited INTERPOL’s Command and Coordination Centre, together with his delegation. It included Linas Pernavas, Lithuanian Police Commissioner General; Karolis Vaitkevičius, Adviser to the Minister; Edvardas Šileris, Deputy Police Commissioner General; Loreta Poliakaitė, Director of the International Cooperation Department, Ministry of Interior; and Andžejus Roginskis, Deputy Head of the Lithuanian Criminal Police Bureau.

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Minister's Visit, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
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16 January 2018
Visit by Minister of Interior, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

LYON, France – The Minister of Interior of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Oliver Spasovski, met with Secretary General Jürgen Stock during a visit to INTERPOL’s General Secretariat headquarters.

With discussions focusing on areas of ongoing international cooperation, Minister of Interior Spasovski was briefed on the range of INTERPOL’s global policing capabilities and activities in the areas of terrorism, organized and emerging crime, and cybercrime.

Secretary General Stock commended the commitment of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to international law enforcement cooperation, including its role in INTERPOL’s Operation Trigger II held across Europe in April 2017 against illicit firearms.

Minister of Interior Spasovski said that fighting today’s security threats, especially terrorism, depends on the willingness and ability of INTERPOL member countries to quickly and efficiently exchange information in real time.

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VISIT BY WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN
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13 December 2017

LYON, France – The Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum (WEF), Prof Klaus Schwab, met with INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock during a visit to the Organization’s General Secretariat headquarters in Lyon, France.

Discussions during Prof Schwab’s visit focused on collaboration between law enforcement and a range of partners in the public sector, private industry and academia in order to create a shared future by preventing, detecting and mitigating security issues, including cybercrime.

Prof Schwab and his delegation – including Alois Zwinggi, Member of the WEF Management Board, and Jean-Luc Vez, Head of the WEF Global Cyber Centre –  also visited INTERPOL’s Command and Coordination Centre.

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Visit by Moldova’s Ministers of Internal Affairs and Justice
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27 November 2017

Moldova’s Minister of Internal Affairs Alexandru Jizdan and Minister of Justice Vladimir Cebotari met with INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock during a visit to the Organization’s General Secretariat headquarters.

Accompanied by Fredolin Lecari, Chief Commissioner and INTERPOL Executive Committee member, the Ministers were briefed on the range of INTERPOL’s global policing capabilities available to frontline officers to combat transnational crime and terrorism.

Viorel Tentiu, Head of the INTERPOL National Central Bureau in Chisinau, was part of the delegation which also visited INTERPOL’s Command and Coordination Centre which provides around the clock support for law enforcement in the Organization’s 192 member countries.

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Visit by Ukraine Minister of Internal Affairs
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22 November 2017

A visit by Ukraine’s Minister of Internal Affairs, Arsen Avakov to INTERPOL’s General Secretariat headquarters provided an opportunity to review the world police organization’s cooperation with Ukraine and its activities across its 192 member countries.

The agenda during the minister’s discussions with INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock and other senior officials included international law enforcement collaboration.

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Visit by Equatorial Guinea’s Minister for National Security

20 November 2017

The Minister for National Security of Equatorial Guinea, Nicolás Obama Nchama met with INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock during a visit to the Organization’s General Secretariat headquarters in Lyon, France.

With discussions focusing on areas of ongoing international cooperation, the minister was briefed on the range of INTERPOL’s global policing capabilities available to frontline police to combat transnational crime and terrorism.

Minister Nchama and his delegation also visited INTERPOL’s Command and Coordination Centre which provides around the clock support for law enforcement in the Organization’s 192 member countries.

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Director General of German Customs Authority

25 October 2017

The Director General of the German Customs Authority Uwe Schröder met with INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock and other senior officials during a visit to the Organization’s General Secretariat headquarters in Lyon, France.

Discussions focused on areas of ongoing collaboration in combating transnational crime and to identify areas for enhanced cooperation between the German Customs Authority and INTERPOL.

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Visit to Sarajevo by INTERPOL Secretary General Stock

18 October 2017

During a visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock met with Minister of Security Dragan Mektić to discuss cooperation on a range of security issues affecting the region.

Discussions also included the role of INTERPOL’s global police information network and capabilities as an early warning system to counter threats in the areas of organized and emerging crime, cybercrime and terrorism – including the use of firearms by terrorists.

Minister of Security Mektić said no country can fight crime alone and that Bosnia and Herzegovina would continue to strengthen its cooperation with INTERPOL.

Secretary General Stock also visited the INTERPOL National Central Bureau in Sarajevo during his visit.

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Visit by Chief of Palestinian Civil Police
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21 August 2017

The Chief of the Palestinian Civil Police,  Major General Hazim Attallah, met with INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock and other senior officials during a visit to the General Secretariat headquarters.

The Palestinian Authority’s application for membership of INTERPOL will be considered at its 86th General Assembly which will be held in Beijing, China in September.

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Visit by Argentina’s Minister of Foreign Affairs
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21 August 2017

A visit by Argentina’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jorge Faurie, to INTERPOL’s General Secretariat headquarters provided an opportunity to review the world police organization’s activities across its 190 member countries.

The agenda during the minister’s discussions with INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock and other senior officials included international law enforcement collaboration.

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Central African Republic’s Minister of the Interior
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8 August 2017
Visit by Central African Republic’s Minister of the Interior and Public Security

The Minister of the Interior and Public Security of the Central African Republic, Jean-Serge Bokassa, met with senior INTERPOL officials during a visit to the Organization’s General Secretariat headquarters in Lyon, France.

With discussions focusing on areas of ongoing international cooperation, the minister was briefed on the range of INTERPOL’s global policing capabilities available to frontline police to combat transnational crime.

Minister Bokassa was updated on the initiatives and operational support provided by the world police body to the Central African region, and also visited INTERPOL’s Command and Coordination Centre.

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Visit by Kosovo's Minister of the Interior
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24 July 2017

Kosovo’s Minister of the Interior Skender Hyseni met with INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock and other senior officials during a visit to the General Secretariat headquarters.

Kosovo’s application for membership of INTERPOL will be considered at the 86th General Assembly which will be held in Beijing, China in September.

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Visit by Algeria’s Director General of National Security
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19 May 2017

Algeria’s Director General of National Security, Major-General Abdelghani Hamel, met with Secretary General Jürgen Stock and other senior officials during a visit to INTERPOL’s General Secretariat headquarters.

With discussions focusing on areas of ongoing international cooperation, Algeria’s Director General of National Security was briefed on the range of INTERPOL’s global policing capabilities in the areas of terrorism, organized and emerging crime, and cybercrime.

Recently elected as President of Afripol, Mr Hamel was updated on the initiatives and operational support provided by the world police body to the North African region, and also visited INTERPOL’s Command and Coordination Centre with his delegation.

The Algerian delegation included Mr Ali Ferragh, Director of Judicial Police, Mr Djilali Boudalia, Director of General Intelligence, and Mr Benyamina Abbad, Director of International Cooperation.

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Visit by French war crimes investigators
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27 April 2017

French war crimes officials met with officers from INTERPOL’s Fugitive Investigative Support and War Crimes units at its General Secretariat headquarters to strengthen their partnership in dealing with serious international crime.

The working group meeting provided an opportunity to shape common strategies to further close the impunity gap in the areas of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. In this respect, concrete ongoing investigation cases were reviewed and sensitive police information exchanged during the visit.

Discussions also focused on the training course for international serious crime investigators organized annually by INTERPOL and which it will host at its General Secretariat in Autumn 2017. A series of further bilateral meetings were also planned.

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Chinese Vice Minister of National Bureau of Corruption Prevention

12 April 2017
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Liu Jianchao, Chinese Vice Minister of the National Bureau Of Corruption Prevention and Director General of the Department of International Cooperation of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and Ministry Of Supervision, visited the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI) to enhance cooperation in tackling a range of transnational crime threats.

INTERPOL’s global role in assisting member countries to combat cybercrime was a key topic of discussions with IGCI Executive Director Noboru Nakatani and other senior INTERPOL officials.

In this respect, Mr Liu was briefed on INTERPOL’s ongoing activities and research in the field of cybercrime and the technical support provided by its Digital Forensics Laboratory.

The Chinese delegation was also briefed on the specialized support available to the Asian region, including police training initiatives, and toured the Command and Coordination Centre.

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Visit by Serbia’s Director of Police

16 March 2017

During a visit to INTERPOL’s General Secretariat headquarters Serbia’s Director of Police, Vladimir Rebić, met with Secretary General Jürgen Stock and other senior officials.

With discussions focusing on areas of ongoing international cooperation, Serbia’s Director of Police was briefed on the range of INTERPOL’s global policing capabilities in the areas of terrorism, organized and emerging crime, and cybercrime.

Mr Rebić and his delegation were also updated on the initiatives and operational support provided by the world police body in the areas of border security and people smuggling.

The Serbian delegation included Zoran Lazarov, Deputy Minister of Interior, Katarina Lalic Smajević, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Milan Dimitrijevic, Head of the INTERPOL Central Bureau in Belgrade.

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Visit of Libyan Minister of Interior
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9 March 2017

Libya’s Minister of Interior, Al-Araf Saleh Al-Khouja, met with INTERPOL’s President Meng Hongwei and Secretary General Jürgen Stock during a visit to the world police body’s General Secretariat headquarters.

Discussions focused on areas of ongoing cooperation in strengthening Libya’s law enforcement capacity to identify, investigate and tackle security threats facing the country.

In this respect, the Minister of Interior was briefed on the range of INTERPOL’s global policing capabilities to counter national, regional and international security threats in the areas of terrorism, organized and emerging crime, and cybercrime.

The Libyan delegation, which included Hussen Seed Al Azrag, Head of the INTERPOL National Central Bureau in Tripoli, was also briefed on the operational support provided by the Organization, including its Command and Coordination Centre.

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Visit of Spanish National Police Director General
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28 February, 2017

Germán López Iglesias, Director General of the Spanish National Police met with INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock during a visit to the world police body’s General Secretariat headquarters.

Mr Lopez Iglesias was briefed on INTERPOL’s global policing capabilities, with a focus on its three priority crime programmes on counter-terrorism, organized and emerging crime, and cybercrime.

The Police chief and his delegation, which included Mariano Germán Simancas Carrión, Head of International Police Coordination Division and José María Larriba Rodríguez, Head of National Central Bureau Madrid, also visited the world police body’s 24-hour Command and Coordination Centre.

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French Interior Minister visits INTERPOL
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19 January 2017
Visit of French Interior Minister

A visit by France’s Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux to INTERPOL’s General Secretariat headquarters provided an opportunity to review the world police organization’s cooperation with France and its activities across its 190 member countries. The agenda during the minister’s visit included international law enforcement collaboration against transnational crime and terrorism.

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