In­ter­pol names first Chi­nese as new chief

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

A senior Chi­nese public se­cu­rity of­fi­cial was elected pres­i­dent of the In­ter­na­tional Crim­i­nal Po­lice Or­ga­ni­za­tion on Thurs­day, a move that gives the coun­try an­other lead­ing spot in an in­ter­na­tional agency.

Vice-Min­is­ter of Public Se­cu­rity Meng Hong­wei was cho­sen for a four-year term dur­ing In­ter­pol’s 85th mem­bers’ meet­ing in In­done­sia, be­com­ing the first Chi­nese to take the post. His pre­de­ces­sor was Mireille Ballestrazzi of France.

Meng promised in a speech to work to­gether with all mem­ber states of In­ter­pol to build the in­ter­na­tional group into a stronger plat­form for global po­lice co­op­er­a­tion.

Meng said he will also im­prove co­or­di­na­tion among re­gional and global po­lice forces with a view to build­ing a safer world and a more ef­fi­cient In­ter­pol that will ben­e­fit all mem­ber states.

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