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MOSCOW, February 19 (Itar-Tass) —— Head of Russia’s Federal service on control over turnover of drugs /FSKN/ Viktor Ivanov during a working trip to Latin American countries will sign several cooperation agreements on fighting illegal turnover of drugs with core authorities of Nicaragua, Cuba, Panama and Guyana and will discuss organisation of cooperation in counteracting cocaine global trafficking from Central America via Western Africa to Europe, FSKN’s press service said on Sunday.
Ivanov will pay the visit to Latin American countries /Mexico, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Panama, Cuba/ on February 19-29.
During meetings with leaders of core authorities fighting illegal turnover of drugs and with leaders of foreign ministries of some countries of Latin America, the sides will discuss fighting the global drug threat, cutting demand for drugs, prevention of drug addiction and design of mechanisms to have mutual actions to fight illegal turnover of drugs, the press service said.
“The visit will be in the atmosphere of the discussion, launched in the Western hemisphere, about legalisation of drugs, where Russia will suggest a new approach, which is based on the right of nations for development and social progress as a basic principle of the United Nations Organisation,” the source said.
Ivanov will have meetings in Mexico, Panama and El Salvador, where the sides will discuss organisation of cooperation to fight transnational crime and global cocaine trafficking from Central America via Western Africa to Europe, the press service said.