BEIJING, (APP): Federal Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal Tuesday attended the opening ceremony of Interpol's 86th General Assembly being held here to promote international cooperation against terrorism, corruption and cyber crimes.
Pakistan Ambassador to China, Masood Khalid and a senior official from the ministry of interior accompanied the minister.
Public security departments and global experts are attending the four-day International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) General Assembly, with the theme "Connecting Police for a Safer World."
The conference will also tackle organized crime, the hunt for overseas fugitives, recovering ill-gotten wealth and protecting overseas interests.
The Interpol's current president is Meng Hongwei, Chinese vice minister for public security, who was elected in November 2016 at the organization's 85th General Assembly in Bali, Indonesia. He is the first Chinese official to hold the post.
Based in Lyon, France, Interpol is the second largest international organization after the United Nations with 190 members. China joined Interpol in 1984.
Ahsan Iqbal , who also holds the office of minister of planning, development and reforms is on an official five-day visit to China.
Besides participating in the ministerial conference of Interpol, the minister will also meet his Chinese counterpart to discuss issues related to security.
Projects related to China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) with National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) will also be reviewed during the meeting.