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Kim Jong-yang elected as the new President of Interpol

Kim Jong Yang of South Korea was elected as the Interpol President for a two-year term by member countries at the 87th General Assembly of Interpol, held for the first time in Dubai.
Kim Jong-yang elected as the new President of Interpol
  • He secured at least two-thirds of votes cast at the General Assembly and defeated Russia's Alexander Prokopchuk.
  • He will serve until 2020, completing the four-year mandate of his predecessor, Meng Hongwei, who was detained in China over corruption charges.

About Interpol:

  • 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.
  • Its headquarters are located at Lyon, France.
  • It is the world's largest international police organization, with 194 member countries (including India).
  • It is the second-largest international organization after United Nations in terms of international representation.
  • Its work focuses on public safety and battling terrorism, crimes against humanity, genocide, war crimes, environmental crime etc.
  • It seeks to facilitate international police cooperation even where diplomatic relations do not exist between particular countries.
  • It ensures that police around the 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.

Question:

Q. Who from South Korea was elected as the Interpol President for a two-year term by member countries at the 87th General Assembly of Interpol, held for the first time in Dubai?
a. Kim Jong Sang
b. Kim Jong Yang
c. Kim Jong Lang
d. None of the above
Kim Jong-yang elected as the new President of Interpol Kim Jong-yang elected as the new President of Interpol Reviewed by Inderjeet Virdi on November 26, 2018 Rating: 5

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