A memorandum of understanding was also signed at the anniversary occasion between Georgia’s Finance and Interior ministries and the UN. Photo: The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia/Facebook.
Results achieved by Georgia in the Container Control Programme - a project of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and the World Customs Organisation - were in focus of Georgian Interior Minister Vakhtang Gomelauri’s comments on Wednesday that marked the 10th anniversary of the programme.
Summarising the results achieved over the decade, Gomelauri listed cases of the law enforcement’s seizures of illegal drugs intended for distribution in Georgia and other countries, the Ministry said.
Addressing the audience for the anniversary that included Ashita Mittal, the UNODC Regional Representative to Central Asia, Gomelauri noted the Ministry appreciated efforts of the UN Office and its “fruitful cooperation” with the Georgian authorities.
A memorandum of understanding was also signed at the anniversary occasion between Georgia’s Finance and Interior ministries and the UN.
The Container Control Programme has been carried out in close cooperation between the two ministries since 2012 and aims to improve control mechanisms of shipping containers originating from high-risk countries through experience-sharing, capacity-building and technical development.