Japan contributes additional 2.3 million USD to UNODC project in Central Asia

The Government of Japan has decided to extend its grant aid to UNODC by up to 296,000,000 Japanese Yen (approximately 2,264,000 USD) to implement the “Project for Establishing Border Liaison Offices and Enhancing Cross-Border Cooperation to Counter Drugs and Crime in Central Asia”.
On 10 March, the Government of Japan and UNODC exchanged notes with Mr. Kazuya Harada, Charge d'affaires a.i., Embassy of Japan in the Kyrgyz Republic and Ms. Ashita Mittal, the regional representative of the regional office for Central Asia, UNODC.
This project helps strengthen border control and counternarcotic measures and contributes to stability in the region of Central Asia by establishing new border liaison offices and enhancing the capacity of public security agencies in cooperation with UNODC.
This cooperation is a follow-up of Prime Minister Abe’s visit to the five Central Asian countries in October 2015, when Japan and the five Central Asian countries agreed to continue our cooperation regarding border control and counter narcotics, which are very important issues in the region.