Kyrgyz Republic launches a new Anti-Drug Programme

Official launching ceremony of a new Counter Narcotics Strategy of the Kyrgyz Republic was held in February at the State Service on Drug Control in Bishkek. The Programme has been developed by the Kyrgyz State Service on Drug Control (SSDC) with the assistance of UNODC project "Strengthening the State Service on Drug Control of the Kyrgyz Republic".

During the ceremony Mr. Fedulov, Head of UNODC Programme office in Kyrgyz Republic, handed over set of equipment to the State Service on Drug Control including six TOYOTA 78-series off-road vehicles, crime scene kits, electronic scales, laboratory furniture, IT and other equipment.

Mr. Tokon Mamytov, the Vice-Prime-Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic, Ms. Pamela Spratlen, the Ambassador of the United States to the Kyrgyz Republic, Mr. Evgeny Terekhin, the Chargé d'affaires of the Russian Federation to the Kyrgyz Republic, other officials and representatives of international organizations and NGOs took part in the event.

-The new Anti-Drug Program - said Mr. Tokon Mamytov, - is a vital document defining measures and activities of the Kyrgyz Republic's executive authorities in the field of drug control. It complies and implements the terms of international obligations, which the Kyrgyz Republic took over in connection with the accession of the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs of 1961, the Convention on Psychotropic Substances of 1971 and the UN Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances of 1988.

Project team will continue providing assistance to the SSDC in development of the Implementation Plan of the Anti-Drug Programme.