Official visitors to the General Secretariat

Argentina Secretary of Security

Eugenio Burcazo, Argentina’s Secretary of Security at the INTERPOL General Secretariat headquarters with Secretary General Jürgen Stock.

8 July 2019 - Eugenio Burcazo, Argentina’s Secretary of Security was welcomed to the INTERPOL General Secretariat headquarters by Secretary General Jürgen Stock.

Accompanied by Néstor Roncaglia, Head of Policia Federal Argentina and INTERPOL Vice President for the Americas, and Gastón Schulmeister, the National Director of International Cooperation on Security, Mr Burcazo also met with other senior INTERPOL officials during the visit.

Tackling organized crime, with a focus on drug trafficking, was a key area for dicussion as well as Argentina’s significant increased use of INTERPOL’s databases. In the past three years, the number of checks against the Stolen and Lost Travel Documents database has increased by 1,000 per cent.

In 2010, the INTERPOL Regional Bureau for South America was opened in Buenos Aires. Providing assistance to the 12 National Central Bureaus in the region for their daily work, RB Buenos Aires also hosts one of the Organization’s three Command and Coordination Centre operations rooms.

Central Director of the French Judicial Police

INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock welcomed Jérôme Bonet, Central Director of the French Judicial Police (DCPJ) and Head of NCB Paris, to the General Secretariat headquarters.

3 June 2019 - INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock welcomed Jérôme Bonet, Central Director of the French Judicial Police (DCPJ) and Head of NCB Paris, to the General Secretariat headquarters.

The Central Director was briefed on the range of INTERPOL’s global policing capabilities focusing on counter-terrorism, combating online child sexual abuse, cybercrime and biometrics.

Accompanied by Executive Committee member Jean-Jacques Colombi, Delegate for Europe, Mr Bonet also visited INTERPOL’s Command and Coordination Centre which provides round-the-clock support to the Organization’s 194 member countries.

France is one of the highest contributors to, and users of, INTERPOL’s global databases which contain some 97 million records.

Armenia Chief of Police

INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock welcomed Armenia’s Chief of Police Valeriy Osipyan to the General Secretariat headquarters.

14 May 2019 - INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock welcomed Armenia’s Chief of Police Valeriy Osipyan to the General Secretariat headquarters.

The Police Chief was briefed on the range of INTERPOL’s policing capabilities including counter-terrorism and cybercrime.

Mr Osipyan and his delegation was also given an overview of INTERPOL’s global databases and operational support to its 194 member countries.

Finnish National Police Commissioner

INTERPOL Chief Jürgen Stock welcomed Seppo Kolehmainen, National Police Commissioner of Finland to the General Secretariat in Lyon.

26 February 2019 - INTERPOL Chief Jürgen Stock welcomed Seppo Kolehmainen, National Police Commissioner of Finland to the General Secretariat in Lyon.

The Commissioner was briefed on INTERPOL’s global policing capabilities including counter-terrorism and organized crime.

Director General of the French National Police

Director General of the French National Police

18 January 2019 - INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock welcomed Eric Morvan, Director General of the French National Police (DGPN) to the General Secretariat headquarters.

In addition being one of the highest contributors to, and users of, INTERPOL’s global databases, France is also one of the top countries in sharing data on foreign terrorist fighters.

Executive Committee member Jean-Jacques Colombi, Delegate for Europe accompanied Director General Morvan who was updated on the technological and operational support provided by INTERPOL to each of its 194 member countries.

France has been the host country to INTERPOL’s General Secretariat headquarters since 1946, first in Paris and in Lyon from 1989.

Belgian Police Commissioner General

Belgian Police Commissioner General

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 our member countries.

Djibouti Police Chief

Djibouti Police Chief

9 October 2018 - 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.

Kazakhstan Minister of Justice

Kazakhstan Minister of Justice

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.

Acting US Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security

Acting US Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security

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.

EU Commissioner for the Security Union

EU Commissioner for the Security Union

8 October 2018 - 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.

Qatar Police Chief

Qatar Police Chief

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.

Iceland Police Commissioner

Iceland Police Commissioner

 28 September 2018 - 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.

IACP President

IACP President

16 July 2018 – 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.

Italy's National Prosecutor

Italy's National Prosecutor

 20 June 2018 - 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.