Nhan Dan - The 80th Interpol General Assembly Meeting officially opened in Hanoi on October 31.
The meeting, under the theme ‘Connecting Police for a Safer World - Strong Partnerships, Innovation and Building Capacity,’ is being attended by 1,200 police from 188 countries and territories around the world. This is the first time Vietnam has hosted the event, which will last until November 4.
Tthe Vietnamese delegation will deliver a speech at the meeting on building strategies for national defense and crime prevention and control; international integration; and promoting the role of society in preventing and controlling crime. The meeting is also an opportunity for Vietnam to confirm its joint efforts with other countries in preventing and controlling transnational crime.
According to Politburo member and Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang, since its acceptance as part of the International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol) on November 4, 1991 the Vietnamese force has actively co-operated with their colleagues around the world to fight against organised transnational crime, contribute to ensuring security and social order, as well as maintaining peace and stability in the region and the world.
The Politburo member also stressed that, during the past 20 years, Interpol has provided the Vietnamese police with new and timely information about organised transnational crime and crimes involving foreign elements. Vietnamese police have arrested and handed over more than 200 wanted criminals to police in the US, the Republic of Korea, Chinese Taipei, and Australia, and co-ordinated with international colleagues to arrest 49 Vietnamese criminals, including some who were listed as dangerous by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
The Vietnamese Police force has also effectively expanded co-operation with other Interpol member countries in training and improving the capacity of policemen. Joining the Interpol has also created many oppotunities for Vietnam to exchange and share experiences, as well as attend international seminars and conferences on preventing and controling organised transnational crimes such as terrorism, drug smuggling, money laundering, and human trafficking...