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August 09, 2020

MPF Chief returns from overseas police conferences

The Chief of Myanmar Police Force, Police Lt-Gen Aung Win Oo, returned from police conferences held in Chile and the Republic of Korea.
The MPF Chief and party arrived back to Yangon after attending the 88th INTERPOL Conference organized in Santiago, Chile, from 15 to 19 October and the 74th Anniversary of the Establishment of the ROK Police and the conference of police chiefs from Asia-Pacific Region in Seoul, ROK from 21 to 23 October.

The Myanmar delegation is seen together with Korean police officers before the Bilateral Meeting on Police Cooperation between the Republic of Korea and Myanmar. Photo: MNA

The 88th Interpol Conference was attended by chiefs and deputy chiefs of police forces from 194-member countries, General Secretaries from ASEANPOL EUROPOL, AMERICAPOL and AFRIPOL, the President and the General Secretary of INTERPOL’s Executive Committee, officials and experts from the world-recognized technology organizations for security and rule of laws sectors.
At the conference, the participants reviewed major criminal cases across the world in 2018-2019, possible criminal cases in 2020, expectations, law enforcement measures of police forces and capacity building programmes.
Their discussions focused on proactive measures of police in preventing crimes, community policing, technology crimes, cybercrimes and partnership among police forces.
The MPF Chief also informally met with Mr Kim Jong Yang, the President of INTERPOL’s Executive Committee, to discuss capacity building of MPF and cooperation of INTERPOL in fighting against terrorism.
During a separate meeting with Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police Reece Kershaw, the MPF Chief sought an agreement to conduct police dog trainings, and also discussed the establishment of database for criminal cases and exchange of information.
Police Lt-Gen Aung Win Oo also held informal meetings with police chiefs from China, the Philippines, Malaysia and Bangladesh.
The MPF Chief and party also attended 74th Anniversary of the Establishment of the ROK Police and the conference of police chiefs from Asia-Pacific Region in Seoul, ROK on 21 October. It was attended by 1,500 participants of deputy ministers, police chiefs, heads of police organizations from 29 countries of Asia and Pacific regions.
Prime Minister of ROK Lee Nak-yon and National Police Commissioner General Min Gab-Ryon delivered opening remarks at the conference, and the participants looked around security and police technology exhibition before separate discussions with the deputy ministers and police chiefs. The MPF Chief also held a private meeting with the National Police Commissioner of ROK to discuss fighting against cybercrimes, scientific investigation, conducting anti-terrorism training courses and technical assistance of ROK.— MNA
(Translated by Aung Khin)

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