The President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev took part in the meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). This was reported by the press service of Akorda. During his speech, the President put forward a number of initiatives. Nursultan Nazarbayev also expressed support for the adoption of the Anti-Drug Strategy of the SCO member states for 2017-2022 and the Program of Action. "We propose to conduct a joint preventive action by the SCO and the Central Asian Regional Information Coordination Center under the motto "Together Against Drugs", said the President of Kazakhstan. The President noted that the entry of India and Pakistan into the SCO marks a qualitatively new stage in the development of the Organization, reflecting the growth of its authority and role in the international arena.
In Washington, an official ceremony of signing an agreement between the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency of the United States of America on cooperation in the fight against illicit trafficking of drugs, psychotropic substances, their analogs and precursors, reports Today.kz with reference to the press service of Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Two agencies will be able to exchange information on countering illicit drug trafficking, hold joint events, including monitoring of controlled deliveries.
The countries of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) and Kazakhstan as its member will not legalize "light drugs", Kazinform correspondent reports. "We are developing common positions in terms of what we observe in the world: there is a legalization of light drugs, and an increasing number of countries are joining this trend and adopting laws for this trend. For our countries, this situation is not acceptable. At least, we are not considering this in the near future", said Igor Zubov, State Secretary and Deputy Minister of the Interior of the Russian Federation, speaking to journalists on the sidelines of the 18th meeting of the Coordinating Council of Heads of Competent Authorities for Countering Drug Trafficking of States- Members of the CSTO, held in Astana.