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Thursday, 25 November 2021 18:08

CARICC DELEGATION HEADED BY THE DIRECTOR PARTICIPATED IN THE SIGNING AND LAUNCH OF THE UN OFFICE PROGRAMME ON DRUGS AND CRIME FOR CENTRAL ASIA 2022-2025

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Delegation of the Central Asian Regional Information and Coordination Centre for combating illicit trafficking of narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances and their precursors (CARICC), headed by Major General Rustam Miralizoda, Director of CARICC, attended the signing and launch of the UN Office Programme on Drugs and Crime for Central Asia 2022-2025 (Tashkent, Uzbekistan) on 24 November 2021.

The event was also attended by Ms. Ghada Waly, UN Under-Secretary General and Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, who arrived on a working visit to Central Asia, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan - Akan Rakhmetullin, Kyrgyz Republic - Azizbek Madmarov, Tajikistan - Muzaffar Huseynzoda and Turkmenistan - Vepa Hodzhiev.

Foreign affairs chiefs in their statements highlighted the main areas of cooperation with UNODC, summarized the results of the previous phase of the UNODC Programme and noted its performance in helping Central Asian states to achieve practical results for combating drugs, organized crime, corruption and terrorism, and emphasized the importance of the Programme to be signed in countering transnational threats. Rustam Miralizoda, Director of CARICC, in his speech noted that the Programme will contribute to the efforts of the countries in the region in countering transnational drug trafficking and organized crime.

At the same time, CARICC operates as a regional platform to consolidate law enforcement and information-analytical capacity of competent bodies of Central Asian states.

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