Afghanistan, Kabul, 18 November / corr Trend A. Hakimi / Khodaidad suggested pushing eradication and reward to solve opium crisis, as only way to end this problem.
General Khodaidad met with the US State Department's head of counter-narcotics and requested more cash and greater co-operation with NATO states.
In this meeting, he proposed for US Department's head of counter-narcotics to put pressure on NATO-member countries to begin poppy eradication in Afghanistan.
Some days ago, antinarcotics minister, while was talking to Trend reporters, warned the farmers to use force for poppy eradication in the country.
Last week, Khodaidad urged Parliament to back poppy eradication.
Afghanistan is the world's largest producer of opium although only four to five provinces are currently growing the illicit crop particularly Helmand an unrest province in northern Afghanistan.
Taliban raised $100 million from the opium trade last year, the UN says.
In each of the 18 provinces reported as poppy free, $1 million has been distributed. Khodiadad wants this figure to be doubled or tripled by the international community for satisfying Afghan farmers and encouraging him to leave poppy cultivation.
A UN report recently stated that the global rise in food prices will force Afghan farmers morphing from opium to wheat from next year, but farmers in some provinces of Afghanistan threatened that they will start poppy cultivation again if the government does not support with alternative.
Moreover, poppy is said to be the main economical support for terrorism in the country.