Myanmar, China discuss drug control cooperation via videoconferencing

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Myanmar and China hold the 17th bilateral meeting on drug control cooperation through videoconferencing on 12 January 2021. Photo : MNA

The 17th Myanmar-China Bilateral Meeting on Drug Control Cooperation hosted by the National Narcotic Control Commission under the Ministry of Public Security of the People’s Republic of China was held via videoconferencing yesterday.
Myanmar delegation led by Police Brig-Gen Win Naing, Joint Secretary of Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control and Commander of Drug Enforcement Division, Myanmar and the Chinese delegation led by Mr Liang Yun, Executive Secretary-General for NNCC and Director-General for NCB participated in the meeting. After the greeting message of Mr Liang Yun, Police Brig-Gen Win Naing said that the meeting on drug control cooperation was virtually held due to COVID-19 pandemic.
He also discussed the effective cooperation work with the neighbouring countries, regional countries, world countries and international organizations in conducting the drug control measures and important plan to crackdown the increasing precursor chemical trade. He then said it is difficult for the country to control the entry and exit points on the long border areas although there are no technical or industries to produce precursor chemicals.
He also highlighted the moves of drug smugglers by taking advantage of some organizations at border areas, illegal precursor chemicals trade via border areas, high demand of illegal drugs in international countries and special anti-drug operations depending on the situation of drug trade and routes. He then urged the participants to accelerate the operations along the borders of two countries.
The meeting also discussed the decisions of 17th bilateral meeting, cooperation work to arrest the fugitives, further cooperation, preventive measures for illegal precursor chemicals and matters related to the 18th bilateral meeting.—MNA (Translated by Khine Thazin Han)

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