2nd December 2023 – (Vienna) The Commissioner of Police for Hong Kong, Mr Raymond Siu Chak-yee, spearheaded a delegation of ten members to attend the 91st INTERPOL General Assembly in Vienna, Austria, which took place from 28th November to 1st December.
The General Assembly, acting as INTERPOL’s governing body, meets annually to deliberate on and determine key policy decisions. This year’s assembly saw participation from over 1,000 senior law enforcement officers, representing 160 member nations.
The Hong Kong Police delegation was a part of the larger Chinese delegation, led by Mr Xu Datong, the Vice Minister of the Ministry of Public Security. The Hong Kong delegation, guided by Mr Siu, consisted of prominent members including Assistant Commissioner (Crime), Ms Chung Wing-man; Regional Commander (Kowloon East), Dr Law Yuet-wing; Chief Superintendent of Cyber Security and Technology Crime Bureau, Ms Cheng Lai-ki; and Senior Superintendent of Liaison Bureau, Mr Chan Rock-sang.
During the assembly, the delegates endorsed a series of policies with the aim of bolstering international police collaboration and taking a stand against transnational crime. In his address, Mr Siu highlighted the recent International Symposium on Cyber Policing as an effective platform for fostering connections and building trust among academic scholars, experts, and senior police leaders from 39 jurisdictions worldwide.
Mr Siu also outlined the Hong Kong Police Force’s notable contributions in tackling transnational technology crimes and economic crimes. He underscored the significance of international cooperation among law enforcement agencies (LEAs) and relevant stakeholders.
Additionally, Mr Siu conducted bilateral meetings with representatives from several countries, including Australia, Bahrain, Finland, Iceland, Italy, Korea, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, the Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates. These discussions centred around combating transnational crime, with a particular emphasis on technology crime, money laundering, and financial investigation. Other topics of conversation included international cooperation and cross-rank personnel training.