Deputy Foreign Minister Meets INCB President
VIENNA - Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Mr. Idrees Zaman met with the President of the International Narcotics Control Board Mr. Viroj Somyai at the 62nd Session of Commission on Narcotics Drugs.
Deputy Minister Zaman thanked the INCB for its cooperation with Afghanistan and shed light on the integration of the Ministry of Counter Narcotics with the Ministry of Interior Affairs for further coordination and effectiveness in countering narcotics.
“Afghanistan is ready for peace with the Taliban but the negotiations should be direct with the leadership and ownership of Afghanistan. Peace should not damage the 18 years of achievements.” Said Deputy Minister Zaman in response to Mr.Somyai’s query regarding peace process and post-war Afghanistan.
Mr. Somyai asked the Afghan Government to send a competent delegation to attend the INCB meeting in May 2019 to present Afghanistan’s specific requirements on the basis of which the INCB can call on the international community and the member countries for further cooperation and assistance with Afghanistan.