Administrative Deputy Minister & Kafil of MoF Meets with Ex-deputy of Secretary-General of UNODC
In this meeting, Mr. Pino Arlacchi admitted that along with other developments in Afghanistan, there has been an unprecedented decrease in drug cultivation and smuggling.
“This positive step is good news for Afghanistan and the world. Therefore, it is necessary for the international community to cooperate with Afghan farmers in providing alternative cultivation of poppy”, he added.
Maulawi Hamdullah Zahid, Administrative Deputy Minister & Kafil of MoF, thanked Mr. Arlacchi for his positive opinion and added that drug cultivation, production and trafficking is a challenge for all countries, which the IEA (The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan) is in struggle against it and the international community should help in creating alternative ways for Afghan farmers in this regard.
Maulawi Hamdullah Zahid also mentioned that IEA is ready for any kind of constructive cooperation and face-to-face dialogue with countries and organizations of the world in the field of drug eradication and interdiction.