Dushanbe, June 22. (NIAT "Khovar") – In the framework of his official visit to Tajikistan, Secretary General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Mezentsev and his entourage, June 20 in order to familiarize visited the Agency for Drug Control under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan.
As the press-center of the DCA reported, during the meeting of the Agency Director Rustam Nazarov gave a presentation on trends in drug situation in Tajikistan, Afghanistan and the Central - Asian region, as well as the contribution of the Republic of Tajikistan in the fight against drug trafficking. The head of the DCA informed the Secretary General on the measures taken by the Government of the Republic in the field of drug control, the achievements and prospects of the development of the Agency.
Dmitry Mezentsev praised bilateral cooperation, expressed gratitude for the work being undertaken by the Government of Tajikistan and the law enforcement agencies in combating drug trafficking in the region.
In his speech, Dmitry Mezentsev also noted that the Shanghai Cooperation Organization considers the maintenance of peace and stability, as one of the top priorities of its activities.
Concluding the meeting, both sides expressed hope for further cooperation in the SCO framework.
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) - a regional international organization founded in 2001. The structure of the SCO includes Kazakhstan Tajikistan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Uzbekistan. The main objectives of the organization consist in the strengthening of stability and security in the wider area, which unites the member states (SCO), the fight against terrorism, separatism, extremism, drug trafficking, economic cooperation, energy partnership, scientific and cultural cooperation.
Translated by Safoeva Mahina.