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27 December 2017

France’s top police officials receive INTERPOL President for talks

PARIS, France – International police collaboration to boost regional and global security was the focus of a series of meetings held between senior French police officials and INTERPOL President Hongwei Meng.

President Meng started his official tour of the French capital (19 – 21 December) with a visit to France’s INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB) in Nanterre.

Received by INTERPOL’s Executive Committee delegate for Europe, Chief Superintendent Jean-Jacques Colombi, President Meng and his delegation were briefed on NCB France’s police cooperation activities, and taken on a tour of SCCOPOL, its operational platform.

In addition to his position as Vice Minister of Public Security in China, President Meng is Head of China’s INTERPOL NCB in Beijing.

 “Through its INTERPOL NCB, France’s national police plays a crucial role in dealing with threats to national and international security, particularly as it relates to terrorism and regional organized crime,” said President Meng.

“For this reason I am delighted to visit the French NCB and hear at first hand their experiences in dealing with these fundamental global crime issues. I am impressed at the outstanding quality and effectiveness of their work,” added the INTERPOL President.

President Meng went on to meet with France’s newly appointed Chief of Police Eric Morvan, where discussions focused on a range of strategic global law enforcement matters, highlighting INTERPOL’s strong working relationship with France, which has been host country to the headquarters since 1946.

“France has always been a keen INTERPOL player, with large numbers of quality staff seconded to our General Secretariat headquarters in Lyon on a regular basis,” commented the President.

“Today’s talks have shown that we have a shared vision on how to address the policing challenges facing France, Europe, and indeed the world, and how INTERPOL’s global network can continue providing its support,” concluded President Meng.

President Meng used the opportunity of his official visit to Paris to also meet with Frédéric Mion, Director of France’s IEP Institution, one of France’s premium higher education establishments specialized in humanities, social sciences and international relations. President Meng and Director Mion discussed areas of potential cooperation in relation to global security, research and strategy.

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