CND2021: The Government of Tajikistan held a side event to present the narcotic drugs situation in the country for 2020

On 13 April, the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan organized a side event “Review of the Narcotic Drugs Situation in the Republic of Tajikistan for 2020” in the margins of the 64th Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs via video conferencing.

The event brought together representatives from UNODC, Drug Control Agency (DCA) under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan, the diplomatic corps and international organizations accredited in Tajikistan, Embassy of Tajikistan in Austria, National Information and Analytical Center for Drug Control under the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan, CSTO, CARICC, SCO, and others.

“Countering narcotics is very important at these times for socio-economic recovery from COVID- 19 and for building back safe, secure and healthy societies. Tajikistan is an active contributor to promoting sub-regional and regional cooperation on counter-narcotic. ‘The Review’ annually released by the Drug Control Agency is a significant contribution to regional trend analysis related to drug trafficking and drug abuse,” said Ms. Ashita Mittal, UNODC Regional Representative to Central Asia, who moderated the event.

“UNODC Regional Office for Central Asia is fully committed to support and enhance DCA’s capacity, and those of other agencies in Tajikistan through the UNODC Programme for Central Asia for 2015-2021, other regional and global initiatives by establishing Border Liaison Offices, Port Control Units, border outposts, Training Academy of DCA and health interventions.”

Major General of Justice Habibullo Vohidzoda, Director of the Drug Control Agency, made a presentation of the drug situation in Tajikistan for 2020. The policy of the Republic of Tajikistan in countering drug trafficking, efforts in the prevention of drug abuse and drug demand reduction, the counternarcotics activities of law enforcement agencies, relevant ministries and departments, public organizations, as well as related challenges were reflected in the Review.

“The drug problem is a matter of common concern and can be addressed via concerted efforts. Cooperation between the states and their relevant agencies is crucial in countering illicit drug trafficking,” he said.

Mr. Habibullo Vohidzoda thanked UNODC for the support in the publication of the Review.

The presentation was followed by questions and answers and an exchange of views.


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