Kosovo’s bid for membership into International Criminal Police Organisation – Interpol has been included in their agenda. This has been confirmed by Foreign Minister Behgjet Pacolli.
The Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Behgjet Pacolli, in a Facebook post said that Kosovo’s bid to join Interpol has been confirmed as one of the points of the agenda of the 87th session of the Interpol General Assembly which will be held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates in November 2018. Pacolli said that this is “good news for the country,”
Pacolli said that Kosovo now is waiting for the vote of the General Assembly to become equal member of Interpol. “The membership of the Republic of Kosovo in Interpol does not pose any threat to other countries. Kosovo in Interpol will contribute to global war against organised crime, violent extremism and other criminal activities,” Pacolli said.
A Kosovo bid to join Interpol, which represents police forces from some 190 countries, failed in 2016 at the annual meeting in Indonesia, along with bids by Palestine and Solomon Islands. During September 2017 Interpol General Assembly meeting in China, Kosovo decided to withdraw its bid. Last November, the General Assembly also postponed the debate pending completion of a membership study.