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Interpol Holds Regional Meeting in Tehran

Interpol Holds Regional Meeting in TehranInterpol Holds Regional Meeting in Tehran

The 13th working group meeting of the International Police Organization under the framework of Project Kalkan was held in Tehran on Monday, focusing on tactics to fight terrorism.

Counter-terrorism experts from 29 countries are attending the meeting to discuss ways of strengthening regional and international cooperation in the fight against foreign terrorist fighters, Tasnim News Agency reported.

Sponsored by Iran’s police, the two-day meeting is attended by Secretary-General of Interpol Jurgen Stock, Iran’s Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli, Iran’s Police Chief Lieutenant General Hossein Ashtari, and 75 delegates representing the Interpol offices in their countries.

Speaking at the opening of the meeting, the head of Interpol office of Iranian police, Massoud Rezvani, said participants in the working group will focus on ways of sharing and consolidating police capabilities and combating terrorist activities, as well as detecting and cutting off financial resources for terrorism.

Known as an example of Interpol’s multifaceted approach to international police cooperation, Project Kalkan aims to assist member states to obtain an overview of both individual foreign terrorist fighters and associated networks, as well as mechanisms used to detect and counter their recruitment and travel.

 

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