Turkmenistan and UNO Discuss Drug Trafficking from Afghanistan
Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, 2 December /corr. Trend S.Kurbanov / On 2 December, the President of Turkmenistan, Gurbangulu Berdimuhammadov, received Kai Eide, special representative of the UN Secretary-General for Afghanistan, and discussed with him the "possibilities for cooperation in challenges of time and combating threats, in particular in the fight against drug trafficking," the Turkmen press service reported.
Last year, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) published an annual report regarding the production of opium poppy in Afghanistan. The report says that more than 90% of opium, which enters the world market, is produced in this country.
The high-ranking representative of United Nations told Berdimuhammadov that his organization "highly assesses the decision of Turkmen Leadership on uninterrupted supply of electricity and liquefied gas to the neighboring country on favorable terms". Berdimuhammadov mentioned the firm intention of his country to take an active part in the international efforts for the creation of reliable platform for the steady peaceful development in Afghanistan.
The policy of friendship and friendly relations conducted by Turkmenistan obtained the wide support of the international community, said Eide, saying that the bright example of this policy is the effective assistance and support, which Turkmen renders to Afghanistan in its efforts in establishing peaceful, safe life of Afghan people.
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