Interpol meet on IT crimes concludes
TRIBUNE NEWS NETWORK
DOHA THE 6th meeting of Interpol Working Group on IT Crimes for the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region concluded on Wednesday.
The two-day meeting was hosted by Qatar and attended by representatives from nine countries including, Algeria, the UAE, Kuwait, Tunisia, Iran, Bahrain, Egypt and Morocco, in addition to officials from the Interpol.
The meeting discussed potential and emerging threats in financial and electronic crime.
It also discussed the report of the meetings on cyber crimes.
The 6th meeting discussed various issues related with information security and cyber crimes including cooperation and coordination between member countries to track culprits and latest technologies for detecting IT crimes.
The participants also discussed the meeting’s draft report which will be sent to the concerned authorities review and approval before being posting on the Interpol website.
Major Saeed al Hajiri from the UAE was elected new head of the Interpol Working Group on IT Crimes for MENA region. Maj al Hajiri took over the presidency from Maj Ali Hussain al Kubaisi, head of financial crimes section at the Criminal Investigation Department.
It was decided that Lt Col Yousuf al Habeeb from Kuwait and Jamie Inestazi, head of IT and Financial Crimes Department at Interpol, will continue as the deputy heads of the working group. The election for new deputies will be carried out next year.
The next meeting of the working group will be hosted by the UAE in the first quarter of 2014.
Maj al Kubaisi thanked the participants for their efforts to accomplish the objectives of the group during his tenure. He wished the new head success.