HoA-IP Countries Conclude Conference With Consensus About Counter-Narcotics As Key To Counter-Terrorism
ALMATY – Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Mr. Idrees Zaman headed the Afghan delegation participating in the Joint Regional Conference On Counter-Terrorism & Counter-Narcotics held today.
Held within the Heart of Asia- Istanbul Process framework, the event was initiated by Afghanistan and hosted by UNODC in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Participants included representatives from the Heart of Asia Countries and international organizations.
Deputy Minister Zaman in his opening remarks, noting that illicit drugs are a global problem, called for joint concerted regional and international efforts to fight the transnational security threat.
All speakers, both in panel and open discussions, emphasized the need for a regional strategy to counter narco-business to counter terrorism.