Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, June 10 / Trend H. Hasanov /
A delegation of the UN International Narcotics Control Board Committee (INCB), headed by deputy chairman of the organization Carol Lander arrived in the capital of Turkmenistan.
Turkmenistan has a long border with Afghanistan. According to the UN, it is one of the world major suppliers of drugs, including Europe. Official Ashgabat actively combats drug smuggling.
The UN delegation held several meetings in a number of departments - the Turkmen State Service for Combating Drugs, the Interior Ministry, the Ministry of Health. The talks are planned to be held in the Foreign Ministry, Justice Ministry and the State Customs Committee.
The leitmotif of the meetings are the issues of enhancing cooperation between Turkmenistan and the INCB in the context of overall goals and objectives in combating the threats and challenges of our time.
The International Committee for Drug Control was established in accordance with Article 9 of the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs of 1961 as amended by the 1972 Protocol.
The Committee, in collaboration with governments and given the provisions of the Convention, seeks to limit the cultivation, production, manufacture and use of drugs by an adequate amount required for medical and scientific purposes, ensure their availability for such purposes and prevent illicit cultivation, production, manufacture and use of drugs and trafficking of narcotic drugs (Single Convention, Article 9, paragraph 4).