On November 21, 2022, a meeting was held between the Deputy Chairman of the State Customs Service of Turkmenistan D.Bayryev and the Regional Representative of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime in Central Asia, Ms. Ashita Mittal, who arrived in Turkmenistan on an official visit to participate in the 55th session of the Sub-Commission on Illicit Traffic in Illicit Substances in the Near and Middle East..
During the meeting, the parties expressed satisfaction with the positive development of cooperation between the State Customs Service of Turkmenistan and the Regional Office for Central Asia of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime.
As D.Bayryev noted, the Regional Office in Central Asia of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime is one of the main international partners of the State Customs Service of Turkmenistan. One of the important joint projects is the container traffic control program implemented by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and the World Customs Organization. The Port Control Groups created within the framework of this program on the basis of the customs posts «Farap Avtoyollary» of the Lebap velayat Customs, in the International Customs Terminal in the city of Ashgabat, as well as in the seaport of the city of Turkmenbashi through the information system «ContainerCOMM» interact with 10 countries on the transfer of information.
As part of her official mission to Turkmenistan, Ms. Mittal also plans to visit the Port Control Group at the international customs terminal in the city of Ashgabat and the border cooperation office at the Imamnazar checkpoint in Lebap velayat.