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IGP Thapa returns home attending INTERPOL General Assembly

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KATHMANDU: NOV. 30 – Inspector General of Police (IGP) Shailesh Thapa Chettri arrived home today after participating in the 89th INTERPOL General Assembly held in Istanbul, Turkey from November 23-25 this year.

The Nepali delegation led by IGP Thapa consisted of AIGP Pradhumna Kumar Karki and SP Sabin Pradhan also returned home. The home-coming Nepali delegation was welcomed by AIGP Niraj Bahadur Shahi, DIGs among other senior officials of Nepal Police at the Tribhuvan International Airport today.

The general assembly also granted membership of INTERPOL to the Federated States of Micronesia. The 90th INTERPOL General Assembly will be held in New Delhi in 2022 and the 91st in Vienna, Austria.

The general assembly concluded with the election of 11 new members of its executive committee with the UAE’s Ahmed Nasser AL-RAISI as its president.

Praveen Sinha of India has been elected as the delegate for Asia. During the general assembly, the INTERPOL-member countries also approved a resolution addressing the challenges faced by the law enforcement bodies.

The general assembly that ended with strong support for Organization’s global mandate also deliberated on the legal framework for the executive committee, INTERPOL’s strategic plan (2022-2025).

The gathering of chiefs of police from 195-member countries also discussed how could they combat ever-increasing threats to global security such as organized crimes, cybercrimes, terrorism, human trafficking among others.

During the general assembly, IGP Thapa held separate meetings with the chief of police from India, the UAE, South Korea, Bangladesh and Turkey among others and discussed the matters relating to bilateral cooperation and interests.