Qatar, represented by the Ministry of Interior, participated in the centennial celebration of the establishment of the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) by illuminating the main Ministry building in blue.
This gesture affirmed the organization’s crucial role in combating crime worldwide.
On this occasion, Major Ali Mohammed Al Ali, who is the Director of the Arab and International Police Communication Department at the Ministry of Interior, explained that the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) was founded on September 7, 1923 and currently has 195 member countries, is one of the most important and prominent international organizations dedicated to combating crime and reducing its spread.
He mentioned that Qatar, since joining Interpol in 1974, actively and strongly contributes to various areas of the organization's work, maintaining a constructive and productive collaboration with it, Qatar News Agency (QNA) reported.
Major Al Ali highlighted some of the joint activities with the organization in recent years, such as the establishment of a national team to identify disaster victims, obtaining international accreditation for the team, and Qatar’s contribution to the establishment of the Interpol Innovation Centre in Singapore.
Furthermore, he noted that Qatar organized the 79th General Assembly of Interpol in 2010 and loaned several Qatari officers to work within the organization. Qatar also supported the Stadia project to secure major sports events and partnered with Interpol in coordinating international police efforts during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
Additionally, Qatar’s active participation and support for Interpol’s operations were discussed, along with the commitment of the National Central Bureau in Doha to the highest standards set by the organization. The Bureau was regionally ranked first and seventh globally by Interpol in areas related to the application of these standards.
In another development, the State of Qatar participated in the 38th meeting of the Directors General of Inquiries and Criminal Investigations of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, held Thursday through video conference technology.
Assistant Director General of Criminal Investigation at the Ministry of Interior Brigadier Nasser Abdullah Al Mahmoud represented the State of Qatar during the meeting, along with a number of Officers.
The meeting discussed a number of topics on the agenda, which would enhance security cooperation and combat crime in the GCC countries.