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Kremlin supports Russian candidate for Interpol’s presidency

November 19, 2018, 14:50 UTC+3 MOSCOW

Former Interpol President Meng Hongwei resigned in October after he had been arrested in China on suspicion of corruption

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Alexander Prokopchuk

Alexander Prokopchuk

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MOSCOW, November 19. /TASS/. Moscow hopes that Russian candidate Alexander Prokopchuk will be elected as Interpol president on Wednesday, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.

"Of course, we back the bid of the Russian candidate, and we undoubtedly want him to win the election," Peskov stated.

Prokopchuk has served as chief of the Russian Interior Ministry's National Central Bureau of Interpol since 2011 and as Interpol’s Vice-Chair for Europe since 2016.

Former Interpol President Meng Hongwei resigned in October after he had been arrested in China on suspicion of corruption.

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