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BRICS representatives discuss drug control cooperation

Updated: Aug 17,2017 7:38 AM     Xinhua

Representatives from BRICS nations have agreed on establishing a communication mechanism on narcotics control and cooperation in information sharing and drug control enforcement.

More than 20 officials from drug control departments of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa attended a meeting held Aug 16 in Weihai, a port city in East China’s Shandong province.

At the meeting, they discussed topics including the control of chemicals that are easily processed into drugs, training of drug control personnel, and technical exchanges between the nations.

Liang Yun, head of the narcotics control bureau of the Ministry of Public Security, led the Chinese delegation at the meeting.

The parties passed a guideline for the future work of the BRICS Anti-Drug Working Group, which will be submitted to the preparatory committee of the ninth BRICS summit.

China, which holds BRICS presidency this year, will host the ninth BRICS summit in Xiamen, Fujian province in September.