DUSHANBE, May 15, Asia-Plus -- On the sidelines of ongoing international conference on fighting drug trafficking, the second meeting of a working group of Central and South Asia on security and fighting drug trafficking will be held in Tajik capital on May 16, according to information from Drug Control Agency (DCA). 

According to the Avaz Yuldoshev, a spokesman for the DCA, the event is staged by George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies under support of the Government of Tajikistan.  Some 70 representatives from Central Asia ’s states, Russia , Afghanistan , Iran , China , the United States , the United Kingdom , Germany and France are taking part in this event, Mr. Yuldoshev said.   

According to the DCA spokesman, George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies Director Dr John P. Rose will meet in Dushanbe with the DCA Director Rustam Nazarov tomorrow.  Their meeting is supposed to focus on issues of bilateral cooperation between the DCA and George C. Marshall Center .    

ABOUT:   The Marshall Center is a renowned international educational institution that promotes dialogue and understanding among the nations of North America , Europe and Eurasia .  Supported bilaterally by the governments of the United States and Germany , the Marshall Center boasts an international staff and faculty, and is distinct from NATO institutions.  The Marshall Center ’s College of International and Security Studies (CISS) and Conference Center conduct a variety of unique programs involving to date officials from 62 countries.