UNITED NATIONS, Dec. 21 (Xinhua) -- President of the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) Meng Hongwei met with incoming UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday to discuss cooperation on global security.

Meng congratulated Guterres on becoming the next UN secretary-general and stressed that the Interpol will support him to fulfill his responsibilities as the UN chief.

Meng said the Interpol is willing to enhance strategic communication with the UN on major issues concerning global security and stands ready to work with the UN to maintain international security and stability.

Guterres spoke highly of the long-term partnership between the two organizations and is looking forward to deepening cooperation with Interpol on counter-terrorism, cyberspace security, peacekeeping operations and the fight against human trafficking.

He acknowledged that it is of great significance to strengthen cooperation between the two organizations in face of global security challenges.

The Interpol was established as the International Criminal Police Commission (ICPC) in 1923. The international agency chose Interpol as its telegraphic address in 1946, and made it its common name in 1956.