INCB mission to the Kyrgyz Republic

VIENNA, 5 January 2023 - From 19-22 December 2022, the Board undertook a mission to the Kyrgyz Republic to discuss effective implementation of the drug control conventions. The mission was led by Professor Sevil Atasoy, Member of the Board, with the support of Ms. Karin Esposito of the Board's secretariat. The mission was organized with the support of the Kyrgyz Republic's Department of Medicines and Medical Devices under the Ministry of Health. The last INCB mission to the Kyrgyz Republic was conducted in 1997.



(Photo: Meeting with the Deputy Minister of Health, Ulan Asanbekovich Sadykov, of the Kyrgyz Republic)


While in Bishkek, the INCB delegation met with the Kyrgyz Republic's General Prosecutor's Office; officials from the Ministry of Justice, including its Forensic Expert Service; representatives of the Service for Combatting Illicit Drug Trafficking of the Ministry of Internal Affairs; the State Customs Service at the Ministry of Finance; the Penitentiary Service at the Ministry of Justice; the Ministry of Health and the Republican Center for Psychiatry and Narcology, and conducted site visits to a methadone maintenance therapy point and a regional dog training centre. The INCB delegation met with representatives of multiple non-governmental organizations working on drug control issues.

The findings of the mission will be reviewed by the Board at its forthcoming session in 2023.




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