Mission to the Arab Republic of Egypt

VIENNA, 15 June 2017 - An INCB mission visited the Arab Republic of Egypt from 11 to 14 June 2017. The mission was conducted by Mr. Bernard Leroy, Member of the Board, accompanied by Mr. Adrian Moicean of the INCB secretariat. The objective of the mission was to discuss the implementation by the Arab Republic of Egypt of the three international drug control conventions and to review drug control developments in the country regarding the implementation of the international drug control conventions since the Board's last mission in 2001.

The mission, which was coordinated by the Anti-Narcotics General Administration (ANGA), held consultations with Deputy Ministers and senior officials of the Ministries of Interior and Social Security, Health, Justice and Foreign Affairs. Meetings with senior officials of the Customs Authority, the Fund for Rehabilitation and Countering drug abuse of the Ministry of Social Solidarity and the Attorney General Office were also held. The mission also visited the Elmatar Hospital for Drug Abuse Rehabilitation in Cairo. A visit to the UNODC Regional Office for Middle East and Northern Africa (ROMENA) in Cairo was also included in the programme of the mission.

Discussions focused on latest developments in drug control situation in Egypt, trafficking and abuse of narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances and precursor chemicals and measures taken to address them, as well as challenges regarding availability for medical purposes of substances under international control.

The findings of the mission will be considered by the Board at its session in November 2017 and will be reflected in the INCB Annual Report for 2017, expected to be released in March 2018.

           

Meeting of the INCB mission with General El Said ELHAK, Deputy Minister of Interior and Social Security and Head of the Anti Narcotics General Administration (ANGA) of the Arab Republic of Egypt.

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