A Korean has been appointed the new head of Interpol at the Global Law Enforcement General Assembly in United Arab…
A Korean has been appointed the new head of Interpol at the Global Law Enforcement General Assembly in United Arab Emirates on Wednesday.
Kim Jong-yang, 57, former president of the Gyeonggi Province Police Office, is making Russian candidate Alexander Prokopchuk, a Russian Interior Minister and current Vice President of Interpol. Kim was elected in a secret ballot, but a police spokesman said he was winning a large margin.
Kim was born in Changwon, South Gyeongsang Province, and graduated from Korea University before joining the police station in 1992.
After serving key positions in NPA, he was elected Vice President of Interpol 201
5. Kim was commended to stabilize things after the former president Meng Hongwei was arrested by Chinese authorities who accused him of error
. has played a key role in countering his Russian rival elections because there was fear that Prokopchuk could abuse the position of directing political opponents to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
US. State Secretary Mike Pompeo told reporters: “We encourage all nations and organizations that are part of Interpol, and it respects the rule of law to choose leaders with integrity. We think Kim will be right.”
Four US senators in a joint statement on Monday warned that Prokopchuk would weaken democracy within Interpol, claiming to be personally involved in Putin’s strong armor. U.K and other European countries also supported Kim.
Interpol has 195 member states and was founded in 1923. It is among the few global organizations whose membership is higher than the UN. The Interpol president usually serves a four-year period, but Kim will only be in service until 2020, the rest of Meng’s employment and can not run back to the office again.