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  • Monday, February 19, 2024 at 5:38 AM
    Last Update : Monday, February 19, 2024 at 5:38 AM

Jordan, Iraq, Syria and Lebanon Interior Ministers in Amman to Join Forces Against Drug Smuggling

(AWP) - On Saturday, the interior ministers of Jordan, Syria, Iraq and Lebanon held a meeting in the Jordanian capital, Amman, to discuss the issue of narcotics smuggling.

After the meeting, the four ministers held a press conference, in which Jordanian Interior Minister Mazen al-Farayeh announced that they would set up a “communication cell” to coordinate efforts between the four countries.

"The most important thing we agreed today is that we have a problem, and we have agreed on the necessity of following up these meetings at the ministerial and technical levels,” said Farayeh. 
“We also set up a joint communication cell with liaison officers from each country.

This cell will be concerned with the exchange of expertise and training, as well as following up leads and tracking smuggled materials,” he noted.

He pointed out that all four countries acknowledged that there is a huge problem of narcotics, adding, “all of our societies suffer from this problem.”

“We agreed today that without a joint coordination effort by all countries, we would not be able to achieve the outcome to which we aspire,” stressed the Jordanian minister.