UK Minister for Security
5 July 2023 - Tom Tugendhat, the UK Minister for Security met with INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock, Executive Director of Police Services Stephen Kavanagh and other senior officials during his visit to the General Secretariat headquarters.
The UK is one of INTERPOL’s strongest partners, providing significant support across a range of crime areas including protecting vulnerable communities and the expansion of the Africa Cybercrime Operations Desk.
The Minister and his delegation conducted a series of meetings with key individuals involved in combating online child abuse, counter-terrorism and organized crime.
It was also an opportunity for the Minister to outline the UK’s security priorities and identify areas where INTERPOL and the UK can support each other as key players in global public safety and security.
European Commissioner for Home Affairs
30 May 2023 - INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock welcomed Ylva Johansson, European Commissioner for Home Affairs to the General Secretariat headquarters.
With Europe INTERPOL’s most active region in terms of database use and hits, as well as the fastest growing in the use of the Organization’s channels, the meeting comes as negotiations continue on the INTERPOL-EU Cooperation Agreement.
The delegation was also briefed by senior INTERPOL officials on the Organization’s ongoing activities to support its membership, including combating online child sexual abuse, tackling the increasing threat from organized crime and enhancing information exchange on suspected terrorists.
Minister of Interior, Montenegro
17 May 2023 – Filip Adžić, Minister of Interior of Montenegro, met with INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock and other senior officials during a visit to the INTERPOL General Secretariat headquarters in Lyon.
The Montenegrin delegation, which included Police Director Nikola Terzić, was briefed on INTERPOL’s activities including combating financial crime and border management assistance.
The visit also provided an opportunity for Minister Adžić to outline Montenegro’s security priorities and areas where INTERPOL can provide additional support in operational and strategic matters in combating transnational crime.
Director General, Albanian State Police
21 February 2023 – Muhamet Rrumbullaku Director General of the Albanian State Police met with INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock and other senior officials during a visit to the General Secretariat headquarters.
The Albanian delegation, which included the Directors of the Department of International Relations and the Directorate against Narcotics and Trafficking, was briefed on INTERPOL’s activities in combating a range of crime areas.
Areas identified for future enhanced cooperation and support were combating organized crime and drugs trafficking.
Minister of Interior, Belgium
1 February 2023 – Annelies Verlinden, Minister of Interior of Belgium, visited INTERPOL headquarters in Lyon alongside a delegation that included François de Kerchove d’Exaerde, Belgian Ambassador to France and Monaco, and Peter De Buysscher, Director of International Police Cooperation of the Belgian Federal Police and INTERPOL Executive Committee Vice-President for Europe. The Belgian delegation met with INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock and other senior INTERPOL officials.
Belgium is a key partner and contributor to INTERPOL. Discussions between Minister Verlinden and Secretary General Stock focused on Belgium’s top security priorities, notably concerning organized crime and narcotics. The two leaders considered how to strengthen collaboration between Belgium and INTERPOL in order to achieve common goals.
Director General, Algerian National Police
25 January 2023 – Farid Zine Eddine Bencheikh, the Director General of Algerian National Police met with INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock and other senior officials during a visit to the General Secretariat headquarters.
The Algerian delegation, which included the Director of Border Police and the Director of Judicial Police, was briefed on INTERPOL’s activities in combating a range of crime areas.
As a participating country in INTERPOL’s Project Sharaka, aimed at enhancing border security to address terrorism threats in the Middle East and North Africa, Algeria has expanded access to INTERPOL’s I-24/7 network to frontline officers at key points across the country.
Minister of Home Affairs, Spain
23 January 2023 – The Secretary General welcomed Fernando Grande-Marlaska Gómez, Spain’s Minister of Home Affairs to INTERPOL headquarters alongside a Spanish delegation that included Senior Commissioner María Alicia Malo Sánchez, INTERPOL Executive Committee Delegate for Europe.
Spain is a top user of INTERPOL’s policing capabilities, with its activity already surpassing pre-pandemic levels of 2019. Spanish law enforcement has played key roles in recent operational successes, placing the country at the forefront of international police cooperation.
During the visit, Minister Grande-Marlaska reaffirmed his country’s support for INTERPOL and discussed a range of operational and strategic matters with the Secretary General, including issues relating to the fight against terrorism and efforts to counter human trafficking.
Commissioner, Australian Federal Police
12 December 2022 - Reece Kershaw, Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police was welcomed to INTERPOL headquarters in Lyon, France for a morning meeting with Secretary General Jürgen Stock.
The two leaders discussed how to enhance cooperation between Australia and INTERPOL, particularly in the area of combating cybercrime.
Australia is a key participant in many INTERPOL projects and operations, including the INTERPOL Cooperation Against ‘Ndrangheta project, which seeks to disrupt one of the world’s most powerful mafia groups.
Minister of Interior, North Macedonia
16 September 2022 - Oliver Spasovski, Minister of Interior of North Macedonia met with Secretary General Jürgen Stock and other senior officials during a visit to the General Secretariat headquarters.
The Minister was briefed on INTERPOL’s range of policing capabilities and what support can be provided in combating crime areas including terrorism, migrant smuggling, cybercrime and corruption.
A participant in a wide range of operational activities, North Macedonia will host the INTERPOL European Regional Conference in 2023, when it will also celebrate 30 years of INTERPOL membership.
Director General, Spanish National Police
22 June 2022 – Francisco Pardo Piqueras, Director General of Spain’s National Police was welcomed to the General Secretariat headquarters by INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock.
Spain is amongst the highest contributors of records to INTERPOL, in addition to being an active participant in a range of initiatives and operations.
These include INTERPOL Cooperation Against ‘Ndrangheta (I-CAN), Project Millennium, which identifies individuals and networks behind Eurasian transnational organized crime, and the annual Neptune operations aimed at strengthening maritime borders between North Africa and Europe.
The Spanish delegation, which included Senior Commissioner María Alicia Malo Sánchez, Executive Committee Delegate for Europe, was also briefed on INTERPOL’s support in combating cybercrime, irregular immigration and human trafficking and counter-terrorism.
Commissioner of Singapore Police Force
17 June 2022 - Commissioner of Singapore Police Force, Hoong Wee Teck, met with Secretary General Jürgen Stock during a visit to the INTERPOL General Secretariat headquarters.
As host to the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation, Singapore is a long term strategic partner for the Organization.
Singapore Police Force played a central role in establishing INTERPOL’s Global Financial task Force, which paved the way for the creation of INTERPOL’s Financial Crime and Anti-Corruption Centre.
Commissioner Hoong and his delegation were also briefed on INTERPOL’s ongoing organized and emerging crime initiatives, in addition to its analytical capabilities.
Chief of Armenia Police
31 May 2022 – Chief of Armenia Police, Major General Vahe Ghazaryan was welcomed to the General Secretariat headquarters by INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock.
With Armenia a significant contributor to INTERPOL’s Project Millennium, which identifies individuals and networks behind Eurasian transnational organized crime, discussions addressed areas for enhanced cooperation on initiatives targeting ‘Thieves-in-Law’.
Major General Vahe Ghazaryan was also briefed on INTERPOL’s policing capabilities including combating cybercrime and drug trafficking.
The Armenian delegation included the Deputy Chief, Colonel Ara Fidanyan, head of the Criminal Police, Colonel Vardan Vardanyan and head of the National Central Bureau in Yerevan, Colonel Narine Hakobyan.
9 May 2022 - The Executive Director of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS) Michael Jones and Director Tonya Ayow met with INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock.
During their visit to the General Secretariat headquarters the CARICOM IMPACS delegation also held discussions with other senior INTERPOL officials on a range of issues, including initiatives to combat human, firearms and drug trafficking.
Following the signing of an agreement in 2021, a new INTERPOL liaison office will be housed by CARICOM IMPACS at its Barbados-based Joint Regional Communications Centre and will serve CARICOM and the wider Caribbean.
The liaison office will support greater police cooperation between each of the 25 Caribbean countries and territories and increase their use of INTERPOL policing capabilities in their national and regional investigations.
Moldovan Minister of Interior
11 April 2022 – Moldova’s Minister of the Interior Ana Revenco met with INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock and other senior officials during a visit to the General Secretariat headquarters.
The Minister’s visit follows the first deployment of an INTERPOL Operational Support Team to provide on-the-ground assistance to law enforcement and humanitarian agencies in Moldova managing the large outflow of refugees entering the country from Ukraine.
Discussions between the Minister and Secretary General also covered other crime areas where INTERPOL specialist teams could provide additional on-site support.
Executive Director of Frontex
1 April 2022 – The Executive Director of Frontex, Fabrice Leggeri (right) visited the General Secretariat headquarters as part of the launch of the Frontex INTERPOL Electronic Library Document System (FIELDS).
The joint initiative between INTERPOL and Frontex will support frontline police officers and border guards by providing visual information on the key markers that can indicate a counterfeit or forged document.
With France the first country to integrate FIELDS, Fernand Gontier, Directeur Central de la Police aux Frontières (French Border Police - DCPAF) attended the official launch and demonstration at Lyon’s St Exupery airport with INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock (centre) and Mr Leggeri.