Adapting to changing security situation

Adapting to changing security situation
MENG Hongwei, President Interpol

MENG Hongwei, President Interpol

We currently face some of most serious global public security challenges since World War Two.

Terrorism is spreading; Cybercrime is arising; Telecoms fraud is escalating; All kinds of traditional and non-traditional transnational crimes are rising.

It is the hope and expectation of the 7 billion peace-loving inhabitants of our world that INTERPOL should more effectively promote police cooperation to deliver a decisive blow to this wave of criminality and help build a peaceful and law-abiding world.

INTERPOL, guided by the best set of principles and mechanisms to date, as well as the INTERPOL 2020, has made a significant contribution to promoting international policing cooperation.

INTERPOL should continue to adhere to these principles and strategies, while further innovating our work mechanisms, in order to adapt to the changing security situation we see today.

INTERPOL should put more emphasis on tackling prominent criminal issues; enhancing the policing capacity of countries with relatively weak law enforcement capabilities; and safeguarding the authority of the rule of law. In doing so, INTERPOL will be able to establish itself as stronger platform for global policing cooperation.

Indeed, the Executive Committee and the Secretariat are also key in achieving this. Therefore, I would like to take this opportunity to pay my sincerest respects to Chairman Ballestrazzi, Secretary General Stock, and all those colleagues working closely with them, for their extraordinary efforts and achievements.

I am from China. China is a country with a long history, and has endured significant hardships. China is a country that has always maintained the belief that all countries are equal, no matter how big or small. And, China is a country with universal love, and is willing to contribute its efforts to world peace and security.

I am a veteran policeman. And I stand ready to do everything I can towards the cause of policing in the world. 