The Interpol Executive Committee has decided that the application of Kosovo for membership in Interpol would be put on the agenda of the General Assembly to be held in Beijing, China, from 26 to 29 September 2017.
Kosovo needs two thirds of votes of 190 Interpol members to become full-fledged member of this important international police organisation. The bid has mobilised institutions of the Republic of Kosovo. The Government has approved last week the initiative for Kosovo’s membership in this organisation, and state leaders are optimistic that the country will join this organisation despite Serbia’s efforts to prevent Kosovo’s membership. Kosovo caretaker Minister of Foreign Affairs told media over the weekend that it is of a key importance for Kosovo to become member of Interpol noting that Kosovo’s membership will help the country to fight organised crime and terrorism as well as cooperate with police of other countries aimed at preventing every threat to security.