MIL OSI Translation. Region: Spanish / Latin America / UN –
Source: Republic of Colombia
Bogotá (Dec 16/20). Colombia and Ecuador virtually held the VII Meeting of the Colombia-Ecuador Mixed Commission on drugs, within the framework of the Administrative Agreement of Cooperation between the Republic of Colombia and the Republic of Ecuador to Prevent, Control and Suppress the Illicit Traffic and Use of Narcotic and Psychotropic Substances, signed on March 2, 1979.
The objective of this commission is the frequent exchange of information and experiences on modalities and trends in the illicit cultivation, production, trafficking and distribution of drugs, as well as early intervention, treatment, care, rehabilitation, social integration and recovery of people affected by consumption. Likewise, information is exchanged on measures to substitute illicit crops and good practices and lessons learned in Alternative Development.
The Colombian Delegation was headed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through Ambassador José Renato Salazar, Director of Multilateral Political Affairs and Minister Plenipotentiary René Correa Rodríguez, Coordinator of the Anti-Drug Group, with the participation of high-ranking officials. level of the Ministries of Justice and Law, Health and Social Protection and institutions such as the National Army, the National Navy, the National Police, the Attorney General’s Office, the National Narcotics Fund, the Territory Renewal Agency and the Information and Financial Analysis.
With the participation of more than 50 officials, the counterpart institutions of both countries addressed an agenda focused on reducing the supply and demand of drugs, judicial cooperation, the fight against money laundering and alternative development.
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