DUSHANBE , April 10, Asia-Plus - Mr. Bernard Brahi, chief of the Partnership and Development Branch, Divisions for Operations within the United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC), considers that transit of Afghan drugs via Tajikistan ’s territory will continue.

“Opium cultivation in Afghanistan has risen,” Mr. Brahi told journalists in Dushanbe today.  “It is necessary to take measures to reduce opium cultivation in Afghanistan , and it depends, in many respects, on development of Afghan society,” he noted.  

According to Bernard Brahi, the flow of drugs from Afghanistan to Tajikistan could be reduced due to further expansion of interaction between special services of Tajikistan and Afghanistan and exchange of information between the two countries.