European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction conducts first visit to Azerbaijan
September 22, 2023

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction conducts first visit to Azerbaijan

A delegation from the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) carried out its first visit to Baku as part of the EU4Monitoring Drugs II (EU4MD II) project on 19 September.

The visit was organised in close cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the EU Delegation to the Republic of Azerbaijan.

The purpose of the two-day visit was to discuss the role of the EMCDDA (both within and outside the EU), the drug situation in Europe and Azerbaijan, and co-operation between the EMCDDA and Azerbaijan until 2027.

The delegation also visited the Forensic Sciences Centre of the Ministry of Justice to discuss the next steps for participation in EU4MD II activities. The talks also covered the future European network of forensic and toxicological laboratories, to be set up under the agency’s new mandate which enters into application in July 2024. This network is aimed at fostering information exchange on new trends and developments and on training national forensic drug experts.

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