Mr. G. Pustovitov, Director of the Central Asian Regional Information Coordination Centre for Combating Illicit Trafficking of Narcotic Drugs, Psychotropic Substances and their Precursors met with Mr. William Warren, Regional Director of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), during a working meeting on February 18, 2019 at CARICC. The meeting was also attended by the CARICC staff - heads of units of the Centre; and the DEA members - Assistant Regional Director and DEA Country Attachés in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Russia.
During the meeting, the DEA delegation was presented information on goals and objectives of the Centre under its mandate, results of work, operations carried out in the region with active participation and coordinating role of CARICC, as well as initiatives CARICC plans to implement in the nearest future.
DEA Regional Director Mr. William Warren briefed participants on their official work in the field of project and program monitoring with participation of US DEA.
The parties came to the conclusion that it is necessary to intensify cooperation in combating drug trafficking and constant timely exchange of relevant information.
Upon conclusion of the meeting, the parties recognized importance of strengthening international cooperation in the fight against illicit trafficking of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances and expressed intention to further develop cooperation between CARICC and the DEA.