UNODC Regional Representative for Central Asia visited Turkmenistan

In January 2015, Ms. Ashita Mittal, UNODC Regional Representative for Central Asia conducted her first visit to Turkmenistan. During her meetings with high level Government officials issues of further collaboration between UNODC and Turkmenistan as well as forthcoming 9th Meeting of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Sub-regional Drug Control Cooperation to be held on 4-5 May in Ashgabat were discussed. The MOU process will facilitate further discussions among Member-States on counter-narcotics, terrorism and organized crime issues in a wider regional context and strategize UNODC interventions in the region under the new Programme for Central Asia 2015-2019. The Programme was developed in close collaboration and consultations with Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Aga Khan Development Network which are the Member States of the MOU.