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ST PETERSBURG, May 24 (Itar-Tass) — Ways to counteract global drug trafficking threat are to be discussed here on Thursday by Viktor Ivanov, Chairman of the State Anti-Narcotics Committee and head of Russia's Federal Service for Control of Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Circulation (FSCD), and Richard Gil Kerlikowske, Director of the US Office of National Drug Control Policy, at a session of a bilateral panel.
The 6th meeting of the Working Group for Counteraction to Drug Trafficking is to take place in the building of the Presidential Library named after Boris Yeltsin. The panel was set up within the framework of the bilateral Russo-American presidential commission in 2009.
The agenda of the session includes items concerning the medical treatment and rehabilitation of drug-dependent people and refinement of the ant-drug legislations of the two countries.
Officials of the Russian Ministry of Health, Foreign Ministry, Federal Service for Fiscal Monitoring, the US Food and Drug Administration, the Department of State, and Deparment of Health will participate in the sesson.
The American delegation members, who will stay here until Friday, are planning to visit the city narcological hospital and the Leningrad Region Institute for Professional Improvement of FSCD Personnel.
The previous, fifth, session of the Working Group was held in Chicago in November 2011.