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South Korea's Kim Jong-Yang elected as new President of Interpol



South Korea's Kim Jong-Yang elected as new President of Interpol: Details, Highlights

South Korea's Kim Jong Yang was elected Interpol President for a two-year term by member countries at 87th General Assembly of Interpol, held for the first time in Dubai.

Kim Jong Yang secured at least two-thirds of votes cast at the general assembly and defeated Russia’s Alexander Prokopchuk.

Kim Jong Yang will serve until 2020, completing the four-year mandate of his predecessor, Meng Hongwei, who was detained in China over corruption charges. 

Kim Jong Yang (57 years old) is a South Korean police officer. Prior to this appointment, he was Chief of Gyeonggi Provincial Police Agency, the law enforcement agency for South Korea's most populous province.


Interpol is a global police co-operation agency and a non-governmental organization (NGO). It was established as the International Criminal Police Commission (ICPC) in 1923.

Interpol is headquartered is located at Lyon, France.  It is the world’s largest international police organization, with 194 member countries (including India). It is second-largest international organization after the United Nations in terms of international representation.

Interpol work focuses on public safety and battling terrorism, crimes against humanity, genocide, war crimes, environmental crime etc. It aims to facilitate international police cooperation even where diplomatic relations do not exist between particular countries.

Interpol also ensures that police are the und world have access to tools and services necessary to do their jobs effectively. It also provides targeted training, expert investigative support, relevant data and secure communications channels.


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