Monday, September 05, 2011 – According to Head of the Federal Drugs Control Service of Russia, a five year plan has been proposed by the Russian Federation to fight drug production in Afghanistan.
Head of the Federal Drugs Control Service, Viktor Ivanov during a regional anti-drug conference which was held in Kabul said, “The conference should provide solid outcomes and become the follow-up of decisions taken by the presidents of the four countries.”
Mr. Viktor Ivanov further added, “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.”
Whhile speaking during the regional anti-drug conference, Mr. 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.
He said, “Russia believes for the setup of a relevant management body or agency that should work closely in 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 to implement the plan, to setup a stable system for Eurasian anti-drug security.”
Mr. Ivanov also said, Central offices of the agency could be placed in three large cities of Afghanistan.
Meanwhile, Mr. Ivanov urged Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Pakistan and EU authorities on the need of speedy adoption of a five -year Russian-European plan for the elimination of drug production.
According to reports, nearly 90% of the total drugs of the world is still produced in Afghanistan.