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17 January 2017, 15:29

Belarus, Ecuador exchange practices in combating drug trafficking

MINSK, 17 January (BelTA) – Belarus and Ecuador have exchanged best practices in combating drug trafficking at a meeting of delegations of the two countries held in Minsk on 17 January as part of the visit of Cesar Navas Vera, Coordinating Minister for Security of Ecuador, to Belarus, BelTA has learned.

The Ecuadorian delegation met with a Belarusian delegation led by Belarusian Deputy Interior Minister Nikolai Melchenko. The parties discussed the terms for a potential partnership in this field. Ecuador is building a system for countering the trafficking of drugs from neighboring countries. In this context, the country is interested in Belarus' experience in fighting illicit drug trafficking. Experts note that Belarus has an effective system. If a new drug formula is found in some part of the world, it gets banned in Belarus and included in the national list of narcotics, psychotropic substances and their precursors subject to state control.

The parties also paid attention to the road traffic safety concept that has been implemented in Belarus in recent years, and other public safety projects.

Nikolai Melchenko expressed hope that the exchange of experience between the two countries will become a regular practice. For his part, Cesar Navas Vera stressed that the matters discussed during the meeting are of great importance to Ecuador.

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