President Tran Dai Quang (R) and Interpol Secretary General Jurgen Stock shake hands at their meeting on July 6 (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Interpol will help Vietnam hunt fugitive criminals around the world and enhance information sharing with the country, the organisation’s Secretary General Jurgen Stock told President Tran Dai Quang at a meeting in Hanoi on July 6.

Jurgen Stock acknowledged the close cooperation between Vietnam’s Ministry of Public Security and relevant departments under the Interpol Secretariat in exchanging information on crime prevention and fighting, as well as in implementing Interpol programmes in the Asia-Pacific region.

He also appreciated Vietnam’s seconded officers at Interpol Secretariat in Lyon, France and its Singapore-based Interpol Global Complex.

Close cooperation between Interpol and its member nations is important to the fight against crime amidst increasing threats from terrorism, non-traditional security risks and organised crimes, Stock said.

President Tran Dai Quang expressed his delight at the fruitful cooperation between Vietnam’s Public Security Ministry and Interpol in the fight against transnational crimes and highly appreciated the effective support the Interpol General Secretariat has provided for the Ministry over the past years. 

The President called on Interpol leaders and Vietnam’s Ministry of Public Security to maintain contacts via delegation exchanges and annual meetings of the General Assembly of Interpol.

He also asked the organisation to give priority to helping Vietnam train law enforcement officers and create favourable conditions for Vietnamese officers to work at the Interpol Secretariat.-VNA