Deputy Minister Lt-Gen Than Hlaing attends 64th narcotics commission meeting

A Myanmar delegation led by Deputy Minister for Home Affairs Lt-Gen Than Hlaing attended the 64th meeting of the Narcotics Drugs Commission held in Vienna, Austria, from 12 to 16 April via video conferencing.
At the meeting, the Deputy Minister said Myanmar had made various efforts to eradicate drugs as a national duty. Special anti-drug operations are being carried out annually. Referring to the annual report in collaboration with UNODC, he said poppy cultivation and opium production are declining every year. As drug production is also linked to internal peace, the Myanmar government is working for lasting peace in the whole country.
He urged all countries to actively cooperate in controlling precursor chemicals, which are vital in drug production. He continued Myanmar is a country that is implementing the United Nations’ decisions in practice. All efforts are being made in cooperation with the international community in combatting the dangers of drugs.
The Deputy Minister’s delegation is attending the 64th Narcotics Commission meeting and related meetings and side events through video conferencing and the delegation led by Myanmar Permanent Representative in Vienna U Min Thein in person. The meeting will be held till 16 April and attended by the Myanmar delegation. — MNA

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