On May 01, CARICC hosted a meeting of the Center’s leadership headed by Director G.B. Pustovitov, with the representatives of the Special Prosecutor’s Drug Enforcement Office of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the UK National Crime Agency, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, and the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
During the event, the parties discussed the prospects for further cooperation in the field of information exchange and coordination of international operations, as well as the topic of expanding approaches in the field of counteracting drug trafficking.
The representatives of Afghanistan stressed the importance of the future accession of the country to the Agreement on the Establishment of CARICC as a ticket to successful counteraction to the spread of drugs in the Central Asian region, and noted that currently the relevant documents are being negotiated.
At the end of the meeting, the representatives of Afghanistan noted that CARICC is an important partner in the fight against drugs in Central Asia and expressed willingness for further fruitful cooperation.