Iran intends to sign documents on security with Central Asia countries
Azerbaijan, Baku, April 2 /Trend S.Isayev, T. Jafarov/
Iran intends to sign documents on security with the countries of Central Asia this year [Iranian year ended on March 20], Fars reported quoting Iran's Interior minister Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar.
Mohammad-Najjar noted that aside from Central Asia countries, similar agreements are planned to be signed with other regional countries as well.
"To effectively fight drug trafficking, terrorism and organized crime such agreements must be signed," Mohammad-Najjar said. "This year, we will also strenghen our co-operation with Afghanistan and Pakistan regarding the drug trafficking."
In January of 2012, Mohammad-Najjar said that Iran and Russia will be having a more extensive cooperation in fighting drug trafficking. Back then, Iranian minister noted that Iran and Russia are two countries lying on main routes for drugs transit to Europe.
The Interior Ministry of Iran announced an action plan for this year, and the above mentioned issues are included in the list of priorities. Another issue that Mohammad-Najjar noted as important was the co-operation between border Iranian provinces with neighboring countries.
"Trade between the border provinces and other neigboring counties must develop," Mohammad-Najjar said. "This must be achieved so that the overall living conditions and security would improve".