Sunday, April 23rd, 2017
On Friday, April 21st, 2017, Egypt and INTERPOL held a meeting to discuss further cooperation in combatting the cybercrimes. The meeting was held in front of Audio Visual Room, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences Building, Parahyangan Catholic University, Bandung, Indonesia.
The meeting between Egypt and INTERPOL resulted in the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signing. As written in the MoU, INTERPOL willing to help Egypt in getting the necessary information, evidence, and support to convict and prosecute those who have engaged in cybercrimes, specifically crimes against children, by increasing the staff that will be placed in Egypt to conduct a training for the Egypt law enforcement. INTERPOL will also guide Egypt on how to use the International Child Sexual Exploitation (ICSE) database and guidelines. In addition, INTERPOL will commit its protocol of non-interference with the domestic affairs of Egypt. Egypt itself have agreed to bear all the financial costs of purchasing and hiring resources from INTERPOL.
The cooperation between both parties is hoped to develop the relation between both parties and strengthen the cooperation to combat the cybercrimes, particularly on the crimes against children.