President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov had a meeting with the visiting executive director of the UN Drugs and Crime Office, the director-general of the UN headquarters in Geneva, Yuriy Fedotov.
The high-ranking UN official noted Turkmenistan's role as a strategic partner for the United Nations in the Central Asian region and highly rated the ongoing implementation of the Turkmenistan's national programme for 2011-2015 to counter illicit trafficking of narcotic and psychotropic substances and precursors and to provide assistance to drugs addicts.
In the course of the meeting, the Turkmen head of state and the visitor discussed many aspects of further cooperation in this sphere.
While meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Yuriy Fedotov noted, that Turkmenistan, due to its geopolitical position and status in the international relations, plays an important role in global and regional efforts to combat drug trafficking, terrorism and organized crime. During the meeting, the sides also discussed issues relating to the further development of Turkmenistan's cooperation with the UN Office on Drugs and Crime on the implementation of joint projects.