On April 11, the CSTO's Coordination Council of Counternarcotics Agencies' Activities established a working group for interagency cooperation in drug demand reduction and agreed to discuss a draft Protocol on Interaction between CSTO and CARICC
Today's ceremony was attended by Mr Norbert Jousten, Head of EU Delegation to the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic and the Republic of Tajikistan; Mr Mukhtarbek Madybayev, Deputy Director of CARICC
(the Central Asian Regional and Information Coordination Centre (CARICC
); the Heads of the INTERPOL National Central Bureaus in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan; and representatives from the INTERPOL General Secretariat.
Drug Control Agency Director Alimbai Sultanov met with Chief of Central Asian Regional Information Coordination Center (CARICC
) Beksultan Sarsekov and UNODC CARICC
Senior Coordinator Tofik Murshudlu on April 4.
In October 2011, the State Customs Committee hosted an International Counternarcotics Conference which included representatives from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), CARICC
, the World Customs Organization (WCO), and over two dozen country representatives.
In November 2011, CARICC
completed its two-year pilot phase, and claimed several successes in coordinating operations, hosting training sessions, and its own establishment as a reliable analytical center.
In March 2011, Russia became a full member of the Central Asian Regional Information and Coordination Center (CARICC
), creating increased opportunities for cooperation with DEA personnel assigned to CARICC
government will also encourage the Government of Turkmenistan to intensify long-term demand reduction efforts and to continue its partnership with international organizations such as UNODC and regional bodies such as CARICC
was established to coordinate information sharing and joint counternarcotics efforts among the participating countries.