UAE confirms success in reducing drug use

Abu Dhabi, April 23 (IANS/WAM) The UAE has reaffirmed its strong commitment to address the global drug problem, confirming its success in reducing drug use within its territories by record levels.

In a statement during a UN General Assembly meeting on the world drug problem which concluded on Friday, Colonel Saeed Abdullah Al Suwaidi, director-general of the anti-narcotics federal, said: “There are just a few years left until we reach the deadline for achieving the goals and objectives of the world drug problem and we are still seeing the problem worsening and its adverse effect on human health and well-being.”

Al Suwaidi, also said the 30th session of the General Assembly meeting on the world drug problem confirms joint international commitment to addressing the issue effectively.

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