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Iran, Pakistan set to exchange high level delegations on anti Narcotics

Islamabad, July 20, IRNA -- The visit of Pakistan’s Minister for Narcotics Control to Iran and meeting of the Chiefs of Anti-Narcotics Police of Sistan and Baluchestan and Balochistan Province are on the agenda of the two neighboring countries to strengthen joint cooperation.

Pakistani Secretary for Narcotics Control, Akbar Durrani and Drug Liaison Officer of Iran, Col. Sarwari during a meeting in Islamabad discussed the visit, bilateral relations and the situation developing in Afghanistan.

The two sides discussed bilateral relations and strategic approach to curb illicit drug trafficking across Pakistan and Iranian border.

“We need mutual cooperation to completely eradicate the social evil” Akbar Durrani said during the meeting.

Iran's Anti-Narcotics Police Liaison Officer appreciated the efforts of Pakistan to eliminate the menace of drugs from society. He said that Iran was willing to enhance cooperation and extend support in all possible ways to curb drugs from society.

He said keeping in view the current political situation in Afghanistan the unscrupulous elements are likely to take advantage of the situation, specially areas around borders of Pakistan and Iran.

He also described the planned visit of Pakistani Minister of Narcotics Control Ijaz Ahmad Shah to Iran in the coming months, as well as the holding of a joint meeting of our country's Sistan and Baluchestan Anti-Narcotics Police Chiefs and Pakistan's Balochistan province to strengthen cooperation between the two countries.

Iran, Pakistan set to exchange high level delegations on anti Narcotics

Considering this possibility, both countries mutually agreed to remain vigilant till the time stability is restored in the neighborhood.

In January this year Iran’s Anti-Narcotics Police Chief paid an official visit to Islamabad at the invitation of Pakistan Anti-Narcotics Force Chief and met with the Minister of Interior, Minister of Narcotics Control and Commander of the Pakistan Anti-Narcotics Force.

Maj. Gen. Majid Karimi also traveled to Quetta, the capital of Balochistan province, bordering Sistan and Baluchestan, and met with Pakistani border officials there.

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