In the 63rd session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs in Vienna
The delegation of Turkmenistan which takes part in the 63rd session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs, initiated a concurrent event within the framework of the forum in Vienna. Its agenda was included with issues of strengthening of regional transboundary cooperation in Central Asia for the purpose of drug trafficking prevention on new trading and transit corridors, as ORIENT was informed in the embassy of Turkmenistan in Austria.
The event was organised by the Turkmen side in cooperation with United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Republic of Uzbekistan.
Experts from more than 20 member countries of the United Nations and international organisations took part in the meeting. Director of UNODC Division for Operations Ms. Miwa Kato and UNODC Regional Representative in Central Asia Ms. Ashita Mittal spoke at the opening ceremony of the event. At the meeting delegates from the countries of Central Asia also expressed their views.
Participants estimated the contribution of Turkmenistan to the advancement of international and regional cooperation to combat drug trafficking, including within the limits of joint projects and the programs realised in the central Asian region in the areas of the United Nations, OSCE, CARICC and other international institutions.
The deputy minister of internal affairs of Turkmenistan informed the expert audience on the system measures accepted by the government of the country in counteraction to the international terrorism, transnational organised crime and drug-dealing. In this context Turkmenistan acts as an active supporter of joining regional and international efforts, being based on the status of permanent neutrality as one of mechanisms of maintenance of regional and global stability and security.
Being a committee-member of the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs for 2020-2023, Turkmenistan is committed to active cooperation in counteraction to modern challenges and threats and including combat of drug trafficking.