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Anti-drug chiefs of Caspian states to discuss efforts against drug trafficking

September 18, 2014, 8:37 UTC+3 ASTRAKHAN
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ASTRAKHAN, September 18. /ITAR-TASS/. Anti-drug chief from the Caspian littoral states (Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Turkmenistan) will meet in Astrakhan on Thursday to discuss efforts against illegal drug trafficking.

Russia will be represented by the head of the State Anti-drug Committee and chief of the Federal Drug Control Service, Viktor Ivanov, the press service of the service’s local department told ITAR-TASS.

“Representatives of all the five states have confirmed their participation,” the press service said. “The agenda will include issues of international cooperation in the fight against illegal drug trafficking across the Caspian Sea. The sides will also exchange views on further development of their anti-drug cooperation and practical aspects of this cooperation.”

It will be a second meeting of anti-drug chiefs of the Caspian littoral states. Their first meeting took place in 2010.

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