China to enhance cooperation with ASEAN on drug control

2018-08-31 00:21:21 | From:Xinhua

  BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Aug. 30 (Xinhua) -- China will devote, in a more active role, into the ASEAN and China Cooperative Operations in Response to Dangerous Drugs (ACCORD) mechanism, and continue to reinforce the intelligence exchange and law enforcement cooperation with ASEAN countries, said a senior Chinese narcotics control official here on Thursday.

  In his speech at the 5th ASEAN Senior Officials on Drug Matters - China Coordination Meeting, Wei Xiaojun, deputy secretary-general of China's National Narcotics Control Commission, told his ASEAN colleagues that China has always been closely cooperating with ASEAN member countries in the field of drug control.

  "At bilateral level, China maintains high level cooperation with almost all ASEAN countries in intelligence sharing, joint drug enforcement operations, personnel training and exchanges. In 2017, we organized law enforcement or forensic training courses for over 100 foreign drug enforcement officers from ASEAN countries," he said at the meeting.

  Facing alarming transnational drug crimes, China believes that ACCORD should and will play a more important role on the way forward in channeling ASEAN and China drug control cooperation, and tackling regional drug problems jointly.

  "With the framework of ACCORD, China has participated in activities for years, and contributed to its development," Wei said.

  "China has made 50,000 U.S. dollars contribution every year since 2014 to ACCORD channeling through the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) regional center."

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