Islamic Republic of Iran Police (IRIP) and Qatar Police Signed a cooperation agreement on fighting narcotic drug trafficking and terrorism and safeguarding security of the water borders between the two countries.
According to a report posted on the website of IRIP, the deal was signed by Brigadier General Esmaeil Ahmadi-Moqaddam and Major General Sa’ad bin Jasem al-Kharafi earlier this week.
During the signing ceremony, Ahmadi-Moqaddam referred to a cooperation deal inked by the two countries in 2007 and said that the two sides are seeking to control water and sea borders and fight organized crimes by inking the current agreement.
He also underlined the resolve of the two countries’ officials to help implement the agreements signed in the past.
He said that meetings focusing on various issues will continue between the Police of the two countries.
Stating that fighting narcotic drugs will be one of the priorities of Iran’s Police during the current Iranian year (started Mach 20), Ahmadi-Moqaddam said that unfortunately, the more Pakistan and Afghanistan borders are controlled, the more drugs are directed towards the sea.
Extensive operations to counter addicts and smugglers will be undertaken, he said, noting that all institutes should play a part in uprooting the evil phenomenon.
Referring to the designation of the current year as the ‘Year of Supporting the Iranian Labor and Capital’ by the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, the Police Chief said that of one of the main priorities of the police this year is to severely counter goods smuggling.
Source: IRNA; Photo: IRNA