Peru and the United States evaluate their cooperation in the fight against drugs | News | ANDEAN


discussed on Monday the various cooperation programs implemented in the South American country for the fight against drugs, during a meeting held at the


During the meeting, the commitment of the two countries in the fight against the global problem of illicit drugs was reaffirmed, in an atmosphere of mutual trust as partners and allies against this global scourge.

Within the framework of this important meeting, an assessment was made of bilateral relations in the common fight against illicit drug trafficking and joint actions to deal with this problem of global importance, as well as the effects and difficulties are posed in this regard. in recent years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

During the ensuing business meeting with the Directors of Drug Control and North America, the current status of the eradication of illicit coca leaf crops was reviewed – particularly in the VRAEM area ( Valley of the Apurimac, Mantaro and Ene Rivers) – as well as the evolution and advancement of joint projects related to Alternative Comprehensive and Sustainable Development (DAIS) in areas most vulnerable to drug trafficking and its related crimes.

On this point, the need to promote the export of legal products from coca-producing regions to the American market, as well as to seek ways to include them in the industrial and commercial production chain of this country, was underlined.


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