Interpol names first Chinese as new chief
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.