Islamic Republic of Iran

UNODC coordinating joint cooperation of Iran and Italy for training of Afghan counter narcotics police Officer


UNODC Iran coordinated and organized training for 15 Counter Narcotics officers from various provinces of Afghanistan in Tehran on 24-29 April 2016. The training is the result of cooperation among the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Republic of Italy and UNODC.


The training workshop was run by Iranian and Italian law enforcement instructors. The aim was to strengthen the Afghan Counter Narcotics Police Officers by providing them with the latest knowledge and best practices from Iranian and Italian law enforcement experiences. The training was supported both financially and technically by the two Member States.

Left: Brig General Bernardi; Middle: Mr. Leik Boonwaat
Right: Brig General Moayedi
Regional cooperation on political, security and economic issues is important not only towards the stable and sustainable development of Afghanistan but also to addressing the serious challenges posed by increasing opiates production and heroin trafficking.
With this understanding a Memorandum of Understanding was signed by the Foreign Ministers of Iran and Italy in New York.  The agreement included setting up mutual cooperation activities to promote the stabilization, pacification, and development of Afghanistan, with specific regard to its western provinces.
The current workshop is the first of three workshops agreed upon. The course aimed at training the Afghan junior police officers on several different modules including identification of hidden concealments, use of technology in identification and dismantling of criminal groups, joint operations and control delivery operations.  

 Closing Ceremony

The closing ceremony was held at the Iranian Police Academy with the presence of Brig. General Ali Moayedi Fard, Head of Islamic Republic of Iran Anti-Narcotics Police; Mr. Leik Boonwaat, UNODC Iran Representative and Brig. General Fabio Bernardi from the Italian Embassy. Mr. Boonwaat expressed his appreciation to both the Iranian and Italian Government for their support and the good cooperation with UNODC. He stated UNODC's commitment to promoting increased bilateral and multilateral cooperation efforts to address the problems of drugs and crime as well as terrorism in the region.