On his first official mission to Lebanon, INTERPOL chief Jürgen Stock met with the Minister of the Interior Raya Haffar El Hassan and Major General Imad Osman, head of the Internal Security Forces. National and regional security issues, particularly in relation to terrorism, were high on the agenda for both meetings.
In Amman the meeting between Jordan’s Minister of the Interior Salamah Al Sahaim and Mr Stock focused on regional and global threats including terrorism and drug trafficking. During his first official mission to the country, Secretary General Stock also met with Major General Fadel Mohammed Abdallah Al Humoud, the Director of Public Security. The INTERPOL Chief commended Jordan for its active participation in a range of INTERPOL-coordinated activities including operations and training courses on counter-terrorism, especially in relation to Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives materials, and combating trafficking of firearms and drugs.
Lebanon and Jordan take part in the EU-funded project Sharaka which focuses on the global exchange of information to help detect and intercept members of terrorist networks through technology, capacity building and police operations. The project brings INTERPOL policing tools and expertise to frontline officers in six countries: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia. It connects frontline agencies to I-24/7 (INTERPOL’s secure, global police communications network), particularly at airports, seaports and national borders. This enables them to share intelligence in real time and to access INTERPOL’s range of global criminal databases.
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