INCB mission to the Republic of Armenia

VIENNA, 3 July 2018 - From 25 to 28 of June 2018, INCB undertook a mission to the Republic of Armenia to discuss the country's implementation of the three drug control conventions, to which it is a State Party. The mission was led by Dr Galina Korchagina, Member of the Board, who was accompanied by Mr Paul Rabbat of the INCB Secretariat and was coordinated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia.

While in Armenia, the INCB delegation held meetings with several senior drug control stakeholders including the Deputy Minister of Health, the Deputy Minister of Justice, the Deputy Minister of Education and Science, the Head of the General Department on the Fight against Organised Crime of the Armenian Police, the Head of the Department of International Organisations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Head of the Division on Monitoring Drugs and Drug Addiction. A meeting was also held with the UNDP Resident Coordinator in Armenia.

The INCB delegation carried out site visits to the Republican Narcological Centre of Armenia, ARPIMED, a drug manufacturer in Armenia, and to the Bagrateshen customs facility on the Armenian-Georgian Border. Meetings were also held with representatives from civil society organisations.

The mission's findings will be examined by the Board at its 123 rd session, which will take place in November 2018.

   Photo: Dr. Galina Korchagina accompanied by Mr Vigen Kocharyan, Deputy Minister of Justice

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