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UAE’s Major General Dr. Ahmed Nasser Al Raisi wins Interpol presidency

UAE’s Major General Dr. Ahmed Nasser Al Raisi wins Interpol presidency

News Link: UAE’s Major General Dr. Ahmed Nasser Al Raisi wins Interpol presidency – by ND News Desk

The International Criminal Police Organisation (INTERPOL) has announced that the UAE candidate, Major General Dr. Ahmed Nasser Al Raisi, Inspector General of the Ministry of Interior, has won its presidency for a four-year term.

Top government officials and residents in the UAE have sent congratulatory messages to the Inspector-General of the country’s Ministry of Interior.

According to the global police agency, Major-General Al Raisi has been elected for a four-year term.

Interpol said Al Raisi was elected by the representatives of 140 Interpol-member nations following three rounds of voting and received 68.9 percent of the votes cast in the final round. The elections were held at a meeting in Turkey on November 25.

Major-General Al Raisi, who already served on Interpol’s executive committee, became the first candidate from the Middle East to assume the position since Interpol, an agency fighting crimes globally, was founded in the 1920s.

UAE’s Major General Dr. Ahmed Nasser Al Raisi wins Interpol presidency

“It’s an honor to have been elected to serve as the next president of Interpol,” the global police agency quoted Al Raisi as saying.

“Interpol is an indispensable organization built on the strength of its partnerships. It is this collaborative spirit, united in mission, that I will continue to foster as we work to make a safer world for people and communities,” he said.

Al Raisi has said in a LinkedIn post that the UAE prioritizes “the protection of human rights at home and abroad.”

Reacting to the news of Al Raisi’s election via his Twitter account, Lieutenant General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior said: “The world’s confidence in the UAE are the fruits of the wise leadership of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed, supported by his brothers, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid and Sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed, which enabled the country to register a new achievement by winning the presidency of the Interpol. Thank you for leading us towards the world’s trust in the UAE.”

Joining the Abu Dhabi police force in 1980, Major-General Al Raisi rose through the ranks to become General Director of Central Operations in 2005.

He was appointed General Inspector of the Ministry of Interior in 2015 and played a key role in the arrest of Matthew Hedges, a British academic accused of espionage by the UAE regime, in 2018.

UAE’s Major General Dr. Ahmed Nasser Al Raisi wins Interpol presidency

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