Lithuanian intermin to meet with Interpol chief in Vilnius

  • 2022-03-25
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS – Lithuanian Interior Minister Agne Bilotaite is meeting with Interpol Secretary General Jurgen Stock in Vilnius on Friday.

"Three main topics will be discussed during the meeting, including the risk of abuse of Interpol channels, the situation in Ukraine and security challenges," Mindaugas Bajarunas, spokesman for the Interior Ministry, told BNS.

The minister will present Lithuania's proposals that could contribute to achieving the main objective of Interpol cooperation, which is maintaining law and order, he said.

The meeting participants will also visit one of the six registration centers for Ukrainian war refugees in Lithuania, located in Vilnius.

Several weeks ago, Interpol announced its decision restrict Russia's ability to enter information directly into the global police organization's vast network as it was decided that reports must first be verified by the general secretariat based in Lyon, France.

Amid the ongoing war between its two members, Interpol issued a statement underlying the organization's commitment to neutrality.