Interpol will help in the preparation of IIHF World Championship 2014
15:04, — Politics
Interpol experts may take part in preparations for and the actual world ice hockey championship that will take place in Minsk in 2014.
The possibility will be discussed when Belarusian Interior Minister Igor Shunevich meets with Interpol’s top officers, representatives of the Belarusian Interior Ministry told.
The meeting is expected to take place as part of the Belarusian Interior Ministry’s delegation visit to Columbia where the delegation will take part in the 82nd session of the General Assembly of the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol). The session is scheduled to take place on 21-23 October. The Belarusian delegation has already arrived in the city of Cartagena.
“In addition to taking part in the plenary session and discussions about the main items on the agenda the Belarusian Interior Minister is expected to meet with top Interpol officers. The sides will discuss future cooperation, including the possibility of Interpol’s experts taking part in preparations for and the next year’s actual world ice hockey championship, in seminars and educational programs arranged by the Belarusian Interior Ministry. The sides will also talk over the expansion of the participation of Belarusian law enforcement agencies in specialized international police operations, which are organized and coordinated by Interpol,” BelTA has been told.
Participants of the Interpol General Assembly session will discuss ways to improve international cooperation in law enforcement and raise the effectiveness of interaction in fighting crime within the framework of the International Criminal Police Organization. In particular, the session will touch upon the operation of existing databases and information resources as well as prospects of creating new ones for the sake of improving the identification of natural calamity victims and facilitating the extradition of criminals. The delegates will also discuss the implementation of the project to set up Interpol’s world innovation center in Singapore.
Belarus has been an active member of Interpol since 1993 and supports initiatives of the international organization by all means for the sake of improving the quality and response time in the interaction of law enforcement agencies of the Interpol member states in crime control.