Turkmenistan, EU cooperate in combating drugs
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, April 10
By Huseyn Hasanov- Trend:
A meeting with a delegation of the Central Asia Drug Action Programme (CADAP), headed by project manager Ernest Robello was held in the Turkmen foreign ministry, the ministry said April 7.
CADAP is funded by the European Union (EU).
The sides stressed the high level of Turkmenistan-EU cooperation within the CADAP program.
Stressing the positive results of the joint work, the sides expressed their commitment to the further development of cooperation while working out new integrated approaches and national strategies to reduce the demand for drugs.
While expressing interest in carrying out joint activity and exchanging experience between the specialists of the Central Asian countries and the EU, the two sides emphasized the positive results in Turkmenistan in the fight against tobacco and drugs, the statement said.
CADAP promotes the development of effective, comprehensive drug policies, based on scientific evidence and EU best practice.
Turkmenistan cooperates with the UN in this area. Turkmenistan participates in three international conventions on combating illicit trafficking in narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances, adopted by the organization in 1961, 1971 and 1988.
Turkmenistan has a border with Afghanistan. According to the UN, Afghanistan's area is widely used for the cultivation of drugs.