DUSHANBE, January 20, 2012, Asia-Plus  -- A meeting of senior representatives from counternarcotics agencies of Tajikistan, Afghanistan and Kyrgyzstan is being held in Dushanbe today, the Tajik Drug Control Agency (DCA) press center reports.

The meeting has brought together Tajik DCA director Rustam Nazarov, Afghan Deputy Interior Minister Baz Mohammad Ahmadi, Afghan Deputy Minister for Counter-Narcotics Mohammad Azhar and Daniyar Otorbayev, the deputy head of Kyrgyzstan’s State Service for Drug Control, to discuss issues related to strengthening of cooperation in combating drug trafficking.

Mr. Jean-Luc Lemahieu, UNODC Country Office Representative in Afghanistan, is also attending the meeting, which is expected to result in signing of a tripartite protocol, the source said.