On June 23, 2022, a meeting was held between the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic Ms. Dinara Kemelova and the Regional Representative of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Central Asia Ms. Ashita Mittal.
During the meeting, the parties discussed in detail the main priority areas of cooperation in order to combat transnational organized crime, terrorism, extremism, drug trafficking and corruption.
The UNODC representative informed that as part of the implementation of the UNODC Programme for Central Asia for 2022-2025, 10 million US dollars will be allocated for the implementation of UNODC project activities in the Kyrgyz Republic.
At the same time, the parties positively assessed UNODC projects aimed at strengthening cross-border cooperation in Central Asia through the creation of border cooperation offices, strengthening the capacity of key checkpoints, strengthening the canine capacity and strengthening the capacity of mobile task forces in the Kyrgyz Republic.
At the end of the meeting, the parties agreed on the need to hold a Regional Conference in Bishkek in November 2022 on the expanded use of unmanned aerial systems, which will be used to monitor and analyze the areas where illicit cultivation of narcotic plants grows, as well as for the development of agriculture.