Lebanon, Pakistan ink agreement to combat illicit drug trafficking-Xinhua

Lebanon, Pakistan ink agreement to combat illicit drug trafficking

Source: Xinhua

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2024-06-15 05:25:45

BEIRUT, June 14 (Xinhua) -- Lebanon and Pakistan signed on Friday an agreement to boost cooperation in combating illicit trafficking and abuse of narcotic drugs, Lebanon's National News Agency reported.

The agreement was signed in Beirut by Imad Othman, chief of Lebanon's Internal Security Forces, and Salman Athar, ambassador of Pakistan to Lebanon.

While underlining the positive trajectory of Pakistan-Lebanon bilateral relations, Othman noted that reaching an agreement on effective measures to combat illicit drug trafficking is in both countries' mutual interest.

For his part, Athar said that the illicit trafficking of drugs seriously jeopardizes public health and safety.

The ambassador also underlined "the need to work together to implement effective strategies and initiatives to counter the influence of drug trafficking, protect our communities, and preserve the integrity of our social fabric."