Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Friday, October 19th, 2018

Russia Suggests Anti-Drug Plan for Afghanistan

Russia Suggests Anti-Drug  Plan for Afghanistan

KABUL - Russia is offering a five-year plan to fight drug production in Afghanistan, the country's head of the federal drugs control service said on Monday.
"The conference should become the follow-up of decisions taken by the four countries' presidents and bring us concrete results," said Viktor Ivanov, the head of the federal drugs control service, told a regional anti-drug conference in Kabul.

"By taking any decisions we should proceed from the assumption that the problem of the Afghan drug production at its root is beyond Afghanistan and is created by orders from global transnational drug trafficking corporations," he added.

Ivanov called on delegates "to discuss and take a decision on Russia's initiated plan for the elimination of Afghan drug production codenamed Raduga-2.

"Russia believes that to implement this plan it is necessary to create a relevant management body or agency that will in close cooperation with the Afghan government, regional governments, the UN, the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation and the Collective Security Treaty Organisation and other leading organisations of the world in practice set up a stable system for Eurasian anti-drug security," he said.

Central offices of the agency could be placed in three large cities of Afghanistan, Mr Ivanov said.

He urged that Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Pakistan and EU authorities on the need of speed up the adoption of a five -year Russian-European plan for the elimination of drug production.
According to reports Afghanistan still produces nearly 90% of the world drug.