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NEWS AND EVENTS
December 10, 2006
REGIONAL SEMINAR TO DISCUSS ISSUES ON PREVENTION OF DRUG TRAFFICKING
Five-day regional seminar for workers of inter-departmental sub-units on fight against drugs at international airports of Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan will start in Tashkent on 11 December.

The seminar aimed at strengthening opportunities on control drug trafficking at main international airports in Central Asia. Within project \"Control over drugs in airports\", it is planned to create special sub-units on fight against drugs in each above mentioned states. These sub-units will unite opportunities of law enforcement bodies in prevention of illegal drug turnover and coordinate their actions in organization of joint measures.

Six representatives from each state will participate in the seminar, which will allow to exchange experience, strengthen cooperation among staff of airports, as well as agree procedures and methods on drug control.

One of the main issues on the agenda of the seminar is to discuss opportunities on creation of database and exchange the best methods on realization of agreement on exchange of information among states.

The seminar was organized under aegis of Central Asian Drug Action Programme (CADAP), financed y European Commission. The UN Development Programme is realizing project in cooperation with UN Office on Drug and Crime.

The overall objective of CADAP is to foster a development-oriented drug control strategy in Central Asia that ensures a sustained reduction of drug consumption and trafficking in line with European Commission drug strategies. The programme renders assistance in preparation and realization of new legal base on prevention of drug spread in each country, supply specialized equipment and preparation of national drug reports.


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