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

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
Visit by Ukraine Minister of Internal Affairs

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
Visit by Equatorial Guinea’s Minister for National Security

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
Director General of German Customs Authority

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
Visit to Sarajevo by INTERPOL Secretary General Stock

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
Visit by Chief of Palestinian Civil Police

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
Visit by Argentina’s Minister of Foreign Affairs

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

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

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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French war crimes investigators
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27 April 2017
Visit by French war crimes investigators

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
Visit of Chinese Vice Minister of National Bureau of Corruption Prevention

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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Serbia’s Director of Police

16 March 2017
Visit by Serbia’s Director of Police

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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Libyan Minister of Interior
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9 March 2017
Visit of Libyan Minister of Interior

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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Spanish National Police Director General
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28 February, 2017
Visit of Spanish National Police Director General

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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VIETNAM’S VICE MINISTER OF PUBLIC SECURITY

16 December 2016
Visit of Vice Minister of Public Security, Vietnam

LYON, France – General Nguyen Van Thanh, Vietnam’s Vice Minister of Public Security, met with INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock at INTERPOL’s General Secretariat headquarters.

Areas of discussion focused on cooperation between INTERPOL and the Ministry of Public Security of Vietnam 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.

Enhancing border security through INTERPOL’s policing capabilities was also on the agenda during the Vice Minister’s visit.

Vietnam participated in INTERPOL’s EU-ASEAN border management programme I (2010 - 2012), which saw its National Central Bureau extend the world police body’s I-24/7 secure police communications system to international airports and land border checkpoints.

In April of this year the country took part in an operational exercise under INTERPOL’s Chemical Anti-Smuggling Enforcement (Chase) Programme, with thousands of individuals and travel documents checked at strategic border points.

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German Bundeskriminalamt (BKA) President

31 October 2016
Visit of German Bundeskriminalamt (BKA) President

Holger Münch, President of the BKA, met with senior INTERPOL officials during a visit to the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI) in Singapore.

Areas of discussion focused on INTERPOL’s activities to support member countries in fighting cybercrime, cooperation with other policing bodies including Europol, and police training initiatives.

Mr Münch and his delegation toured the state-of-the-art IGCI facility, including its Digital Forensics Laboratory, Cyber Fusion Centre and Command and Coordination Centre operations room.

The visit of Mr Münch followed a recent visit of German Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière to the INTERPOL General Secretariat headquarters to identify areas for the enhanced sharing of operational information to more effectively combat terrorism in Europe and beyond.

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El Salvador Minister

17 October 2016
Visit of El Salvador Minister of Foreign Affairs

Hugo Martinez, El Salvador’s Minister of Foreign Affairs met with INTERPOL’s Executive Director of Police Services Tim Morris at the world police body’s General Secretariat headquarters.

Mr Martinez’s delegation, which included Carmen María Gallardo, Ambassador of El Salvador to France, also met with other senior INTERPOL officials to discuss areas of ongoing cooperation in combating transnational crime.

Human trafficking and cybercrime were highlighted as key areas for closer collaboration in addition to the need for increased access and training on the use of the world police body’s DNA, fingerprints and ballistic databases.

El Salvador has hosted INTERPOL’s Regional Bureau for Central America since 2003, providing assistance to El Salvador, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama and Costa Rica in addressing regional crime problems including drug and arms trafficking, money laundering, and corruption.

During the INTERPOL-led Lionfish operations, targeting the illicit trafficking of drugs and firearms by organized crime groups across Central America and the Caribbean, the Regional Bureau provided real-time support for information exchange and facilitated cross-checking of data against INTERPOL’s global databases.

The two operations resulted in the seizure of nearly 60 tonnes of drugs worth more than USD 2 billion and some 560 arrests.

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Hellenic Police Chief

30 September 2016
Visit of Hellenic Police Chief

Konstantinos Tsouvalas, Chief of the Hellenic Police, met with INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock during a visit to the world police body’s General Secretariat headquarters.

In light of the current European migration crisis, Lieutenant General Tsouvalas’s discussions with senior officials focused on the Organization’s initiatives in countering organized crime groups facilitating illegal immigration and INTERPOL’s border management tools.

Following its expansion of access to INTERPOL’s capabilities to border control posts, Greek police have recorded a significant increase in the number of searches of INTERPOL’s databases, and are currently among the top three Schengen countries conducting checks against the Stolen and Lost Travel Documents database.

“The real-time access to valuable policing information provided by INTERPOL significantly helps the work of police in the field.  The Hellenic Police will continue to be a strong partner of INTERPOL,” said Lieutenant General Tsouvalas.

Accompanied by Colonel Ilias Xanthakis, Director of the International Police Cooperation Division and Lieutenant General Zacharoula Tsirigoti, Chief of Staff, Lieutenant General Tsouvalas also visited the world police body’s 24-hour Command and Coordination Centre.

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China Vice Minister

16 September 2016
Visit of China’s Vice Minister of Public Security

Hongwei Meng, Vice Minister of Public Security in China and Head of INTERPOL’s National Central Bureau in Beijing met with INTERPOL’s Executive Director of Police Services Tim Morris at the world police body’s General Secretariat headquarters.

Mr Meng and his delegation also met with other senior INTERPOL officials to discuss areas of ongoing cooperation in combating transnational crime, including counter-terrorism, fugitive investigations and cybercrime.

Preparations for the 86th General Assembly which will be held in Beijing in 2017 were also discussed during the visit.

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President of the International Association of Chiefs of Police

12 September 2016
Visit of IACP President

Terry Cunningham, President of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) met with INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock during a visit to the world police body’s General Secretariat headquarters.

In meetings with senior officials including Executive Director of Police Services Tim Morris, Mr Cunningham was briefed on INTERPOL’s global policing capabilities, with a focus on its initiatives to counter the foreign terrorist fighter threat.

Accompanied by IACP 1st Vice President Don Delucca and IACP Deputy Executive Director Gwen Boniface, Mr Cunningham also visited INTERPOL’s 24-hour Command and Coordination Centre.

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Japan Minister visit to IGCI

20 July 2016
Taro Kono, Minister of State, Chairman of the National Public Safety Commission, Japan

Taro Kono, Minister of State and Chairman of the National Public Safety Commission in Japan met with INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock at the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI) in Singapore.

Mr Kono and his delegation were briefed on INTERPOL’s activities through the IGCI to support member countries in combating cybercrime and cyber-enabled crimes.

The delegation visited the Cyber Fusion Centre, which brings together cyber experts from law enforcement and industry to gather and analyse information on criminal activities in cyberspace to provide countries with coherent, usable intelligence.

Mr Kono also met with Japanese experts from the public and private sectors working at the IGCI, highlighting the importance of bringing together law enforcement, industry and academia to exchange expertise and information to combat cybercrime more effectively.

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National Commissioner of the Danish Police

26 May 2016
Visit of Denmark’s National Commissioner of Police

Jens Henrik Højbjerg, National Commissioner of the Danish Police, met with INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock during a visit to the world police body’s General Secretariat headquarters.

Mr Højbjerg was briefed on INTERPOL’s global policing capabilities, with a focus on its initiatives to counter international, regional and national security threats – including people smuggling, terrorism and Foreign Terrorist Fighters.

Denmark’s National Commissioner of Police also visited the world police body’s 24-hour Command and Coordination Centre. He was accompanied by Arne Gram, Deputy Commissioner of the Danish Police, and Michael Kjeldgaard, Chief Superintendent of the Danish Police.

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