Fighting terrorism and drug trafficking are key priority’s for Tajikistan: President



    Fighting terrorism and drug trafficking are key priority’s for Tajikistan: President

    Sept.30, New York: President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon has said that combating terrorism and extremism, and curbing drug trafficking are some of the top priorities for his country.

    Taking the podium at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, he said, “Of special concern is the scope and global nature of the current threats caused by terrorism, illegal drug trafficking and organized crime. Destructive and inhumane forces of terrorism and extremism have been gaining in power involving in their orbit the ever-increasing number of young people.”

    He also urged the world leaders to implement UN’s anti-terrorism programmes and other resolutions to cease the spread of terrorism and radicalism.

    “It is in our common interests that Member States implement the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy, and relevant resolutions of the UN General Assembly and Security Council, and effectively combat any forms and manifestations of terrorism, including the use of Internet for terrorist purposes,” said the President.

    He also commended the accomplishments of the Drug Control Agency of Tajikistan in curbing drug trafficking.

    Since 1995, the Tajikistan National drug enforcement authorities have confiscated eleven metric tons of narcotics. This amount is equal to 206,650,000 drug doses, and could have turned 50 million people the world over into drug abusers.

    The Oslo Times