President of the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) Meng Hongwei, also vice minister of China's public security, speaks at a high-level dialogue hosted by the Interpol in Lyon, France, July 12, 2017. The dialogue called for an alliance between the public and private sectors for cross-industry and cross-border cooperation to more effectively combat cyber and financial crimes. (Xinhua/Zhang Xuefei)
LYON, France, July 12 (Xinhua) -- A high-level dialogue hosted by the International Police Organization (Interpol) here Wednesday called for an alliance between the public and private sectors for cross-industry and cross-border cooperation to more effectively combat cyber and financial crimes.
Cyber and financial crimes have become more and more rampant globally, and law enforcement sectors face many difficulties in tackling them, Meng Hongwei, Interpol president and vice minister of public security in China, said at the dialogue.
Law enforcement agencies, banks, financial institutions, Internet service providers and telecom operators need to establish an alliance and partnership, and develop a quick response mechanism to provide necessary and timely help when one partner is attacked, he said.
Interpol Secretary General Jurgen Stock said the organization is ideally positioned to be the gateway and interface for more streamlined cooperation between global law enforcement agencies and private industry partners.
Interpol's network will provide accurate and valuable information for the law enforcement officials from all countries, he said.
Nearly 200 representatives from the law enforcement, financial, telecommunications and Internet sectors are taking part in the two-day dialogue.
It is reported that law enforcement institutions will conduct a two-month global action against financial crimes under the coordination of Interpol after this event.
With 190 member countries, Interpol is the second largest intergovernmental organization next to the United Nations. It has been playing an important role in facilitating international police cooperation, preserving global security and some other aspects.
Meng was elected president at the Interpol General Assembly held in 2016 and will serve until 2020.