The 80th session of the Interpol General Assembly wrapped up in Hanoi on Nov. 3.

During the four-day meeting, representatives of Interpol member countries signed common agreements on preventing transnational crime, focusing on six priority fields, namely terrorism, drug and human trafficking, corruption, and international economic and hi-tech crime.

Addressing the closing ceremony, Vietnamese Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang said he believed that the year 2012 will mark important steps in the fight against transnational organised crimes, for a world of safety, peace and development.

At the event, officials and experts discussed a wide range of issues, including assessing the implementation of resolutions on combating crimes, exchanging experience in preventing transnational crimes and setting orientations for Interpol’s activities in the near future.

This event offered Vietnam a chance to affirm its efforts with countries worldwide in preventing and combating transnational crimes.

Interpol President Khoo Boon Hui thanked Vietnam for successfully hosting the event.

He cited difficulties in transnational crime prevention that Interpol is facing, including money laundering, human and child trafficking, drug and weapon trafficking, piracy, hi-tech crime and terrorism.

This requires Interpol to operate more creatively, strengthen its measures and financial capacity as well as update technology to cope with global challenges on crime prevention in the 21 st century, the President said.

At the closing ceremony, Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang handed over the Interpol flag to the Head of the delegation from Italy – which will host the 81st session of the Interpol General Assembly next year./.