Interpol picks South Korean candidate Kim Jong-yang as new president

Mr Kim Jong-yang speaking at Interpol's 87th General Assembly in Dubai, which was held from Nov 18 to 21, 2018.
Mr Kim Jong-yang speaking at Interpol's 87th General Assembly in Dubai, which was held from Nov 18 to 21, 2018.PHOTO: INTERPOL.INT

DUBAI (AFP) - Interpol announced on Wednesday (Nov 21) that Mr Kim Jong-yang of South Korea had been chosen as its new president, beating a Russian official whose candidacy had unnerved Western nations.

The United States-backed Mr Kim, Interpol's acting president, was picked at a meeting of delegates from Interpol member nations in Dubai to replace Mr Meng Hongwei, who went missing in his native China in September.