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27 October 2017

President of Argentina discusses security issues with INTERPOL President

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – International police collaboration in combating transnational crime and terrorism was the focus of discussions between Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri and INTERPOL President Meng Hongwei.

During his first mission to Argentina, President Meng’s talks with President Macri covered a range of global security issues and how INTERPOL will continue to support Argentina’s work to identify, investigate and tackle security threats facing the country.

President Meng also met with Argentina’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Jorge Faurie and Security Minister Patricia Bullrich who also underlined the country’s ongoing commitment to international law enforcement cooperation via INTERPOL.

“My meetings with President Macri and other senior government and law enforcement officers, as well as officials at our National Central Bureau and Regional Bureau have provided a valuable insight into the everyday crime threats facing Argentina and the wider region,” said President Meng.

“Our discussions have underlined our unity in addressing the policing challenges facing Argentina and Latin America, and how INTERPOL’s global network can continue providing its support,” said President Meng.

During his visit to Argentina, President Meng was presented with a Medal of Honour by the Chief of the Argentine Federal Police, General Commissioner Néstor Roncaglia and toured INTERPOL’s Regional Bureau for South America which opened in Buenos Aires in 2010.

In addition to providing direct support to the 12 INTERPOL NCBs in the region, the Regional Bureau also hosts one of the three Command and Coordination Centre operations rooms, alongside those at the General Secretariat headquarters in Lyon, France and the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation in Singapore.

The countries served by the Regional Bureau in Buenos Aires are Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela.