Tehran (IP) - The head of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Tehran said the UNODC office in Tehran had enjoyed close cooperation in border management and control with Iran's drug control headquarters.

Iran PressIran news: In a special meeting of diplomats residing in Tehran on the occasion of World Drug Day, Alexander Fedulov added: "We are proud of working through various specialized meetings and provisions of technical support with Iran's Anti-Narcotics police."

"Iran's airport police, immigration passport police, interior ministry, and customs administration, strengthen the knowledge of the police in air borders security and intelligence analysis," he added.

In the last two decades, he said that the UNODC has built a strong partnership with Iran's government in several areas and has provided technical assistance to the government to fight against the illicit trafficking of narcotics.

Being neighbor with Afghanistan, Fedulov said: "The Islamic Republic of Iran had been one of the major transit routes for drug trafficking from Afghanistan to other places, mainly Europe."

Fedulov concluded that at the International level, UNODC would strongly support the active participation of the Islamic Republic of Iran and its membership in the Commission on Narcotic Drugs and other multi-partner mechanisms.


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