13 July 2020

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Narcotics A Great Disaster For Afghanistan: President Karzai

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Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai in a meeting with the Minister of Interior Affairs of Iran and Narcotics Control Minister of Pakistan said that cultivation, production and smuggling of narcotics is a great calamity and Afghanistan needs cooperation in elimination of this ugly phenomenon.
The meeting took place yesterday at the presence of the UN Deputy Secretary General for Narcotics Yuri Fedotev and Counter Narcotics Minister of Afghanistan Zarar Ahmad Muqbel. 
The president added that foreign factors also have role in cultivation, production and trafficking of narcotics, it is therefore necessary that we should jointly struggle against narcotics in cooperation with the international community. 
The president stressed that regional cooperation in elimination of narcotics is vital. 
Fedotev said at the meeting that so far 16 successful joint operations have been launched by Afghanistan-Iran and Iran-Pakistan borders and more efforts is continuing in this respect. 
He added that in order to bring about common understanding among Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran the sixth round of meeting will be held in Iran. 
It should be noted that the fifth tri-partite meeting of Afghan, Pakistan and Iranian ministers ended in Kabul which will be instrumental in the struggle against narcotics and sharing of information among the sides as well as a decision was taken on preparing a mechanism for struggle against narcotics.

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