The UAE’s candidate, Major General Dr. Ahmed Naser Al Raisi, won the Presidency of Interpol for four year term.
The Twitter page of the General Assembly of the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) announced that the Major General had won the high office this morning.
“The election of Mr. Ahmed Naser al-Raisi, candidate of the United Arab Emirates, to the post of President for a term of four years”, the page said.
Major General al-Raisi became the first Arab personality to assume the post of President of INTERPOL since the founding of the international organization, in a major achievement.
The President thus chairs the Executive Committee of INTERPOL, which represents the international organization and implements the resolutions of its General Assembly.
The committee consists of a chairman, three vice-chairmen and nine delegates representing different regions of the world, according to the Interpol website.
An Overview of Interpol
INTERPOL (International Criminal Police Organization) is an intergovernmental organization of 195 Member States that works to help police agencies work together to make the world a safer place.
In order to achieve security around the world, the Organization enables countries to exchange and access data on crimes and criminals, and we provide technical and field support in various forms.
The daily activities to combat a range of crimes are coordinated by the General Secretariat of the Organization, managed by the Secretary-General, and police officers and civilians are also employed in the Secretariat.
INTERPOL is based in the French city of Lyon, with a global innovation pool in Singapore and several branch offices in different regions of the world.
In each country, the National Central Bureau of INTERPOL is the primary point of contact for the Secretariat and other national central offices, with the National Central Bureau being managed by national police officers and the latter usually under the Government Ministry responsible for police work.
The General Assembly is the supreme governing body of the Organization, which brings together all its member countries once a year to take decisions.