Vietnam attends Interpol General Assembly in China hinh anh 1The Vietnamese delegation, led by Deputy Minister of Public Security Le Quy Vuong (centre), ​attends the 86th Interpol General Assembly which opened in Beijing, China, on September 26. (Photo: VNA)

Beijing (VNA) – A Vietnamese delegation led by Deputy Minister of Public Security Le Quy Vuong and delegates from 157 foreign countries and territories are attending the 86th Interpol General Assembly which opened in Beijing, China, on September 26.

In his welcome remarks, Chinese President Xi Jinping underlined the significance of enhancing cooperation among police forces through Interpol in the fight against cross-border crimes, particularly in the context that the world situation has been witnessing complicated developments and continuous terrorist attacks, posing high risks of security and safety for all countries and regions.

Since 2015, Interpol has priorised the struggles against terrorism, high-tech crimes, organised crimes and emerging crimes like human trafficking and drug trafficking.

This year, the General Assembly spent its first working day reviewing the global security and discussing new initiatives to enhance cooperative relations between police forces and partners in the private sector in the field of security, especially in police data connection.

Delegates from Interpol’s members analysed challenges and mapped out solutions to handle various kinds of crimes and terrorism. They discussed a financial plan until 2020 which must ensure transparency and efficiency. Interpol’s orientations for 2018 were also on the table.

During the three-day meeting, the General Assembly will consider the admission of Solomon, Palestine and Kosovo. Nineteen resolutions on cooperation to prevent transnational crimes will be adopted at the event.

On the sidelines of the meeting, the Vietnamese delegation will meet with the Interpol General Secretary and President as well as other foreign representatives to tighten partnership relations and call for stronger support from Interpol and coordination from other nations in the struggle against crimes.

Interpol is the world’s largest international police organisation with 190 members. The idea of Interpol was born in 1914 at the first International Criminal Police Congress, held in Monaco. Officially created in 1923 as the International Criminal Police Commission, the organisation became known as Interpol in 1956.

It enables police around the world to work together to make the world a safer place. Its high-tech infrastructure of technical and operational support helps meet the growing challenges of fighting crimes in the 21st century.-VNA