Thursday, 13 December

Delegates attending INTERPOL’s General Assembly have elected Kim Jong Yang from the Republic of Korea as the president, reports INTERPOL

Meeting in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates from 18-21 November, the 87th session of the General Assembly comprised some 1,000 senior law enforcement officials from 180 countries. The General Assembly democratically elects the President and other Executive Committee members on a one country one vote basis, with each vote carrying equal weight. The role of the President is to chair the General Assembly and Executive Committee sessions. The day-to-day running of INTERPOL’s General Secretariat is the role of the Secretary-General.

The head of Interpol claimed to be a veteran of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs and the foreign intelligence of the Russian Federation Olexandr Prokopchuk. According to Ukrainian law enforcement officers, Prokopchuk worked as an officer of Russian intelligence.

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