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Uzbekistan|politics|November 25, 2021 / 02:31 PM
UNODC launches program on drugs and crime for Central Asia

AKIPRESS.COM - UNODC Program on Drugs and Crime for Central Asia for 2022-2025 was signed and launched on November 24 in Tashkent in presence of UN Under-Secretary-General, UNODC Executive Director Ghada Fathi Waly.

The ceremony was also attended by Foreign Minister of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov, Deputy Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan Akan Rakhmetullin, Deputy Foreign Minister of Kyrgyzstan Azizbek Madmarov, Deputy Foreign Minister of Tajikistan Huseynzoda, Deputy Foreign Minister of Turkmenistan Vepa Hajiev.

In his speech, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan focused on the main areas of cooperation with the UNODC, noted the effectiveness of the previous phase of the Office’s Program in helping the states of the region to achieve practical results in the fight against drugs, organized crime, corruption and terrorism. Mr. Abdulaziz Kamilov emphasized the relevance of the signed Program in countering transnational threats.

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