Nomination of the UAE for the presidency of INTERPOL

Nomination of the UAE for the presidency of INTERPOL
Nomination of the UAE for the presidency of INTERPOL
In the context of its efforts to face the challenges and changes that threaten public safety and security in the world, the UAE is looking forward to the presidency of “Interpol”, at a time when it is currently igniting the membership of the Executive Committee of the Criminal Police of the organization.

The UAE is one of the biggest supporters of INTERPOL’s efforts since its accession to the organization in 1997, whether in the field of combating international terrorism and organized crime, or training programs for police forces in member states.

In November 2018, hosted the activities of the 87th session of the Interpol General Assembly, in a version that was widely praised, during which Major General Dr. Ahmed Nasser Al Raisi, Inspector General of the UAE Ministry of Interior, won the membership of the organization’s Executive Committee.

His success was blessed at the time by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, Lieutenant General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, considering in a Twitter post that it was the fruit of what was planted by the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, Al Maktoum.

Al-Raisi is Abu Dhabi’s candidate for the presidency of the international organization whose General Assembly is expected to hold a meeting next December in the UAE to elect its new president for the period 2021-2024.

The president of INTERPOL is elected by a two-thirds majority of the organization’s members for a four-year term, while his three deputies are elected for a non-renewable three-year term.

Candidates are nominated to head the organization according to its basic law, through the proposal of any member state that nominates it for the positions of the Executive Committee, provided that the president and his deputies are elected from among the nine delegates of the committee, a position currently occupied by the president.

Administrative regulation
The International Criminal Police Organization, known by its acronym as Interpol, is an intergovernmental organization consisting of 194 member states and headquartered in Lyon, France.

The organization is a link between countries in terms of exchanging information related to crimes and criminals, and providing field assistance to arrest them, while its general secretariat manages daily activities, whether police or administrative.

The “General Assembly” is considered the highest body of the organization, and it consists of representatives of its members. Each delegation is headed by one person who is appointed by a government authority specialized in the concerned country, according to Al Ain Al-Akhbariya.

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