At the initiative of Turkmenistan, an event on the topic “Strengthening regional cross-border cooperation in Central Asia to prevent drug trafficking in new trade and transit corridors" took place on the sidelines of the 63rd session of the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs and Crime in Vienna on Thursday.
This event was organized in collaboration with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Organized Crime (UNODC) and the representative office of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
UNODC Director for Global Operations Miwa Kato and UNODC Regional Representative for Central Asia Ashita Mittal made remarks at the opening ceremony.
The participants highly appreciated the contribution of Turkmenistan to the active promotion of international and regional cooperation in fight against drug trafficking, as part of the country's participation in joint projects and programs implemented in the Central Asian region through the UN, CARICC, OSCE and other international structures.
In his speech, the Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of Turkmenistan informed the participants about the measures taken by the Government of Turkmenistan to fight against international terrorism, transnational organized crime and drug trafficking.
The event gathered representatives and experts of more than 20 UN member countries and international organizations.
Turkmenistan was elected as a member of the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs for 2020-2023.