Police to join peacekeeping missions

The police service will have the opportunity to join world peacekeeping and humanitarian missions following natural disasters or terrorist attacks.

The expansion of the role of law enforcement agencies around the world was set down in a series of agreements signed at the 78th Interpol General Assembly on Monday.

The agreements will strengthen cooperation between member countries, allowing them to improve training and share information.

A press release on the police website says the opportunity will allow countries like the Maldives to benefit from stronger ties and better cooperation.

Over 800 delegates from 150 countries attended the signing ceremony. Police Commissioner Ahmed Faseeh and Home Minister Mohamed Shihab attended the event which ends today.