The Thirty-Seventh Arab Conference for Heads of Anti-Narcotics agencies were held in Amman today, organized by the General Secretariat of the Council of Arab Interior Ministers, under the patronage of the Minister of Interior, Mazen Al-Farayeh, in the presence of the Secretary-General of the Council of Arab Interior Ministers, Dr. Mohammad bin Ali Koman, and the Director of Public Security, Major General Dr. AbeidAllah Maaitah
The Minister of Interior stressed in his speech that drugs are a global, transcontinental problem over all countries of the world, what has made the problem more complicated is the development that drug-dealers seek through developing the smuggling tools and methods they use, which calls us to stand together with responsibility to prevent the drug threat and achieve security for our people.
The Minister of Interior appreciated the great role played by the anti-narcotics agencies in the Arab countries in confronting this scourge to prevent attempts to cultivate, produce and smuggle narcotic substances in the Arab region and the international world, noting that despite the great achievements on the ground, we seek for more cooperation among us in all fields, especially in the fields of training, exchange of expertise, experiences and information, which constitute an important factor in refining the skills of law enforcement agencies, raising their efficiency, and striking smuggling gangs.
For his part, the Secretary-General of the Council of Arab Interior Ministers, Dr. Mohammad bin Ali Koman, expressed his thanks and appreciation to the Hashemite kingdom of Jordan, represented by the Public Security Directorate, for hosting the conference and its keenness to cooperate in confronting drug dealing and its consequences on our societies and children.
Dr. Koman stressed the importance of continuing cooperation in the fight against drugs and psychotropic substances by keeping pace with regional and international developments in the field of drugs in terms of production centers, consumption patterns, smuggling methods, methods of combating and confronting, and being aware of emerging trends in all these fields, which contributes to confronting their repercussions on our Arab countries.
During the conference, which was attended by representatives of the ministries of interior in Arab countries, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol), the International Protection Centre, Naif Arab University for Security Sciences and the General Secretariat of the Council of Arab Interior Ministers, a number of topics related to strengthening the efforts of the Council of Arab Interior Ministers in preventing and combating drugs, the experiences and plans of member states in the field of combating drugs and psychotropic substances, and international developments in the field of drugs.