Rahmani Fazli

Iranian interior minister in Vienna to attend UN conference on drugs

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli made an official visit to the Austrian capital of Vienna to participate in a United Nations conference on efforts to combat narcotic drugs.

Heading a high-ranking delegation, Rahmani Fazli arrived in Vienna on Sunday night to deliver a speech at the Paris Pact ministerial meeting due to be attended by senior officials from different countries, including neighboring Afghanistan.

He is scheduled to hold meetings with high-ranking Austrian officials, including Interior Minister Johanna Mikl-Leitner during his visit to the European country.

The Paris Pact Initiative is an international partnership aimed at combating Afghan opiates trafficking, consumption and related problems in countries along the Afghan opiates trafficking routes.

The Initiative dates back to a meeting titled the Ministerial Conference on Drug Routes from Central Asia to Europe that was held in Paris on May 22, 2003.

The participants of the meeting adopted the so-called “Paris Statement”, later followed by the Moscow Declaration and the Vienna Declaration.

By Tasnim News Agency