“Global Cooperation for Local Welfare is Our Call”

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PM addresses 90th Interpol General Assembly in New Delhi

Addressing the gathering, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi extended a warm welcome to all the dignitaries on the occasion of the 90th ‘Interpol General Assembly’ in New Delhi. The Prime Minister also informed that Interpol will be celebrating 100 years of its inception and it is a time for retrospection as well as a time to decide the future.

Shri Modi highlighted the connection of Interpol philosophy with Indian culture and underlined the similarity between the INTERPOL’s motto of ‘Connecting Police with a Safer World’ with quote from the Vedas stating “Aano Bhadra Krtavo Yantu Vishwatah” i.e. let noble thoughts come from all directions, which, he elaborated that it is a call for universal cooperation to make the world a better place. He further added that police forces across the world are not just protecting people, but are furthering social welfare. “They are at the frontline of society’s response to any crisis”, Shri Modi added.

The Prime Minister emphasized that there is a need for the global community to work even faster to eliminate safe havens. Interpol can help by speeding up Red Corner Notices for fugitive offenders. Shri Modi remarked, “A safe and secure world is our shared responsibility. When the forces of good cooperate, the forces of crime cannot operate.”

Union Home Minister, Shri Amit Shah, Interpol President Mr Ahmed Naser Al Rais, Interpol Secretary General, Mr Jurgen Stock and CBI Director Shri Subodh Kumar Jaiswal were those present on the occasion.