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China, INTERPOL to enhance bilateral cooperation

Updated: May 23,2015 2:25 PM     Xinhua

PARIS — China’s Director of the Political Department of the Ministry of Public Security Xia Chongyuan met on May 22 with INTERPOL Secretary General Jurgen Stock in Lyon to enhance bilateral cooperation in police training and combating transnational crime.

“The Ministry of Public Security of China attaches great importance to its cooperation with INTERPOL,” Xia said. “We will continue to support INTERPOL’s ongoing efforts in all areas of law enforcement cooperation and in combating all forms of transnational crime.”

According to a press release from INTERPOL, additional officers from China will be seconded to INTERPOL in order to further improve the flow of information between the two sides.

Stock welcomed China’s continued commitment to global law enforcement cooperation via INTERPOL, in particular through its secondment of additional officers to the General Secretariat headquarters in Lyon and also to the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI).

“China’s decision to increase the number of their police officers at both the INTERPOL General Secretariat headquarters and the IGCI will help enhance security not just for their citizens but also for the Asian region and beyond,” he said.

The recently opened IGCI is a cutting-edge research and development facility for the identification of crimes and criminals. Bringing together law enforcement representatives, private sector experts and academics, it will conduct strategic trend monitoring and real-time analysis of emerging threats to digital security to support police in each of its 190 member countries.

In 2014, more than 9,000 participants took part in some 313 INTERPOL training sessions, workshops, seminars, conferences and other educational meetings around the world. These activities aim to provide law enforcement on the ground with the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively combat transnational crime.