On 19-20 May 2011 in GUAM Secretariat in Kyiv 8th Meeting of the Working Sub-Group on Combating Drug Trafficking (WGSDT) was held under the Azerbaijani chairmanship.

Delegations exchanged information on operational situation and GUAM member states measures in counteraction to illegal circulation of narcotics, psychotropic substances and its precursors.

Possibilities and mechanisms of broadening of information exchange in this field, including counteraction to new sorts of drugs and psychotropic substances, were considered. Issues of interagency cooperation were discussed.

WGSDT agreed on conducting joint measures “Narcostop-2011” by relevant state bodies of GUAM member states.

WGSDT considered possibilities of widening of cooperation within GUAM, using international practice and experience, as well as prospects of development of regional interaction.

Following the outcomes of the Meeting the Protocol was signed.

Next WGSDT’s meeting is scheduled on October 2011.