Secretary General of Interpol Jurgen Stock (L) receives an interview with Xinhua News Agency in Beijing, China, May 14, 2017. Interpol will help promote security among countries involved in the Belt and Road Initiative, Interpol Secretary General Jurgen Stock said here on Sunday. (Xinhua/Cheng Tingting)
BEIJING, May 14 (Xinhua) -- Interpol will help promote security among countries involved in the Belt and Road Initiative, Interpol Secretary General Jurgen Stock said here on Sunday.
"Interpol will work to improve security conditions in its member countries who are also part of the Belt and Road Initiative," said Stock, who is attending the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation.
"We have some plans on how to strengthen security cooperation in the region, for example Central Asia, and also other parts of the world," he added.
According to Stock, the Belt and Road Initiative is very much about connectivity. Interpol also strives to connect its 190 members, and provides a global platform to share information, which is the "life blood" in preventing crimes, terrorist attacks and cyber-attacks, he said.
Chinese State Councilor and Public Security Minister Guo Shengkun on Saturday signed a declaration of strategic cooperation with Interpol on behalf of the Chinese government, ahead of the Belt and Road forum scheduled for Sunday and Monday.
China and Interpol will collaborate to maintain border and trade security, crack down on illegal markets as well as financial and Internet crimes, and protect key infrastructure facilities, so as to guarantee the security and stability of Interpol members along the Belt and Road, according to the declaration.