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KABUL – The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is co-ordinating a joint Russo-Japanese project to help Afghanistan fight drugs.
The one-year Japanese-funded programme will send Afghan National Police officers to the Russian Interior Ministry training centre near Moscow in September to “improve (their) anti-narcotics operational capacities,” a June 18 UNODC statement said.
“The project is a sign of the shared responsibility that all nations have in seeking to interrupt the flow of illicit drugs from Afghanistan,” UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov said in the statement.