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China, US pledge pragmatic cooperation in drug prohibition

Updated: Oct 31,2017 9:06 AM     Xinhua

The 8th China-US Bilateral Drug Intelligence Working Group Meeting is held in Beijing, capital of China, Oct 30, 2017. China and the United States agreed on cooperation in drug prevention at an anti-drug intelligence sharing meeting in Beijing on Oct 30. [Photo/Xinhua]

BEIJING — China and the United States agreed on cooperation in drug prevention at an anti-drug intelligence sharing meeting in Beijing on Oct 30.

The two sides discussed control of synthetic opioids, drug testing technology, and efforts to place ketamine on a list of internationally controlled substances, among other issues.

China and the US can share a lot in the fight against opioids and their concerted efforts will improve drug control, said Liang Yun, head of the narcotics control bureau of the Ministry of Public Security.

The US side spoke highly of the Sino-US cooperation in the past year, saying new progress in drug prohibition is expected.

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