Baku The 36th International Drug Enforcement Conference (IDEC), co-organized by Azerbaijans State Commission on Combating Drug Abuse and Illicit Drug Trafficking, State Customs Committee of Azerbaijan and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), kicked off in Baku on Monday.
Held under the motto Leveraging global partnerships, the two-day conference aims to bring together the high-ranking officials to fight against illegal drug trafficking and to discuss the ways of solving this global problem.
Attended by around 500 representatives from over 150 countries, the international conference will provide an opportunity for experts to benefit from the modern methods of combating drug trafficking.
In his opening remarks, Prime Minister of Azerbaijan Novruz Mammadov emphasized the importance of the conference.
Other speakers at the event included Ali Hasanov, deputy prime minister, chair of the State Committee on Combating Drug Abuse and Illicit Drug Trafficking; Safar Mehdiyev, chairman of the State Customs Committee; and US Ambassador to Azerbaijan Earle Litzenberger.
Source: International Islamic News Agency