Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Afghanistan and Colombians Host Counter Narcotics Forum

According to Radio Free Europe, “Colombian counter narcotics officials met with their Afghan government counterparts in Kabul on August 1 to share tips on how to stem the illegal drug trade.” According to the report, “Afghanistan is the world’s leading producer of opium, while most of the world’s cocaine comes from Colombia.” Afghan Deputy Interior Minister Mohammad Daud said that, “we discussed the Afghan government’s counter narcotics efforts, the capacity built so far in the past three years, and also shared their experience regarding counter narcotics,” RFE reports. Colombian counter narcotics head Oscar Atehortua says that, “counter narcotics efforts are about more than just the drug trade, it is also to fight against terrorist groups.” The report says that Colombia “can offer Afghanistan advice on controlling drug growth in the country.”

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