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Consensus on hosting Interpol regional office based in Riyadh

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The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries have voted unanimously for Saudi Arabia to host the regional office of the Interpol based in Riyadh.

The participating countries voted, on Friday, at the headquarters of Interpol in Lyon, France, for the Kingdom to host the regional office of the international organization in recognition of the prominent role Saudi Arabia is taking to combat extremism, terrorism and crime of all kinds, regionally and globally.

The countries agreement reflects the trust in the kingdom’s keenness to support, promote and coordinate international and regional efforts.