NP, APF chiefs off to Indonesia for Interpol meeting

Kathmandu, November 6

Inspector General of Nepal Police Upendra Kant Aryal and Chief of Armed Police Force Durja Kumar Rai today left for Indonesia to attend the 85th general assembly of International Police (Interpol) to be held in Bali from November 7.

The general assembly is expected to be the second largest international jamboree after the UN General Assembly in New York.

More than 1,000 delegates representing 190 member countries will be participating in the meeting. According to Nepal Police, counter-terrorism measures will be one of the main agenda of discussion during the general assembly.

Besides terrorism, the issue of international and transnational crimes, including smuggling of illegal weapons and drugs, cyber  crime, human trafficking and fraud, will also be addressed in the meeting.

The delegates of the member countries will share information on strategic tools and techniques in relation to combating international crimes, besides expressing commitment to ending terrorism and crime through mutual cooperation, said Nepal Police.

Being the world’s largest international police organisation, Interpol has a vision of connecting police for a safer world, and preventing and fighting crime through enhanced cooperation. Interpol’s General Secretariat is located in Lyon, France, and operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Each of its member countries maintains a National Central Bureau staffed by its own highly trained law enforcement officials. Nepal was nominated 100th member of INTERPOL by the 36th General Assembly Session held in Kyoto on September 27, 1967.