Tuesday, July 06, 2004

Afghanistan to join Iran and Pakistan in fight against drugs

Daily Times - Site Edition: "Afghanistan to join Iran and Pakistan in fight against drugs
ISLAMABAD: The government of Afghanistan agreed to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Pakistan and Iran on controlling the regional drug trade during a two-day inter-governmental technical committee meeting that ended on Tuesday.

The Afghan government was a first-time participant in the meeting that was held under the auspices of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.

Pakistan and Iran already have a MoU to check narcotics smuggling in the region. The Afghan government was also invited to sign the MoU. The Afghan delegation agreed. The MoU will be signed later. During the meeting, cross-border narcotics smuggling was discussed in detail. The importance of law enforcement agencies sharing information on the narcotics trade and traders on a monthly and per-incident basis was emphasised. staff report"

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