Iran to attend anti-narcotics confab Nov 12-13 in Pakistan

November 10, 2012 12:23 am 

ISLAMABAD, Nov. 8 — Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari invited Iran to take part in the upcoming conference on counter-narcotics slated for Nov 12-13 here.

At the invitation of the Pakistani president, ministers from 12 regional countries would be participating in the Regional Ministerial Conference on Counter-narcotics hosted by Pakistan.

The invited countries include Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, China, India, Islamic Republic of Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Turkey and Uzbekistan. President Asif Ali Zardari will open the conference.

Foreign Ministry spokesman, Muazzam Khan said that the aim of the Ministerial Conference is to share national experiences in countering the menace of illicit drugs and discuss prospects of regional cooperation in developing pragmatic, comprehensive and sustainable ways of addressing the multifaceted challenge posed by illicit drugs' production, demand and trafficking.

Narcotics adversely affect the health of individuals and societies; they also threaten the security and stability of states. (PNA/IRNA)

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