Today, the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation hosted a working meeting of Alexander Bastrykin and Meng Hongwei, the President of Interpol and Deputy Minister for Public Security of the People’s Republic of China.
The Chinese delegation also included Xia Xin, the Head of the Main Directorate of the Ministry for Public Security of China; Kwok Ka-chun, the political analyst of the Office of the President of Interpol; and Zhu Junghui, the official representative of the Ministry for Public Security of China in Russia.
The representatives of the two agencies met to discuss current issues of the bilateral cooperation between the Investigative Committee of Russia and the International Criminal Police Organization - Interpol.
Alexander Bastrykin welcomed the delegation and expressed his appreciation to the colleagues for their high level of interaction with the Russian party, particularly with the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, on international search for probes investigated by the Investigative Committee of Russia. The Chairman of the Committee underlined that an exchange of valuable information with Interpol is carried out on an ongoing basis, and indicated the results of the cooperation.
“Regular participation of relative authorities of the Russian Federation in various Interpol activities on different relevant topics of special interest in terms of international cooperation in the field of crime control indicates efficiency of our joint activities,” Alexander Bastrykin stated.
A key agenda item was matters on complex of measures aimed at enhancing the efficiency of international search.
Talking about interaction prospects, Alexander Bastrykin specially noted, “The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation is highly interested in being fully involved in Interpol’s future work on the anti-criminal track,” and he expressed hope that “investigators of the Investigative Committee will be able to make a considerable contribution to this all-important field.”
Meng Hongwei thanked the Chairman of the Investigative Committee of Russia for the warm welcome and expressed his readiness for an open dialogue and support of the Russian law enforcement system in addressing critical issues of crime control.
During the meeting, the parties reached an agreement on strengthening of future interaction, including that in the field of international search for perpetrators under probes investigated by the Investigative Committee of Russia, and on continued participation of Investigative Committee representatives in expert events carried out by Interpol.
Official spokesperson for the Investigative Committee of Russia S. Petrenko