Prishtina, 16 November 2018 – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs reconfirms its official standing that the process of the Republic of Kosovo’s membership to the INTERPOL strongly contributes to increasing the efficiency of neighbourhood, regional and international cooperation on prevention and combat of transnational crime and in parallel it helps in strengthening the security and maintaining the international order.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is deeply convinced that this process serves not only for the national interest of the Kosovo state and its citizens, but also for all member states of this organization and their citizens.
In support of this, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs considers that all of the member states and their citizens will benefit out of Kosovo’s membership to the INTERPOL, whereas only the transnational crime will lose.
The Republic of Kosovo, respectively its rule of law bodies have demonstrated a high level of professionalism during ten years of their existence and they were highly appraised for performing successful transnational joint operations, such as with the INTERPOL and other Organizations, and as a serious, credible and committed member of the Global Coalition in the fight against terrorism, violent extremism and radicalism.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs duly presented its convincing legal and professional arguments to all member states supporting the membership of the country in this organization and it again calls on all member states to vote in favour of increasing the efficiency of neighbourhood, regional and international cooperation in preventing and fighting against the transnational crime, respectively the membership of Kosovo.