Tajikistan is for Forming World Coalition for Combating Illegal Drug Trafficking

MOSCOW, April 19 (RIA Novosti’s Maria Balynina) – Tajikistan is coming out for forming a world coalition for combating illegal drug trafficking, similar to the international anti-terrorist coalition. This was stated on Monday by chairman of Tajikistan’s parliament Mahmadsaid Ubaidulloyev on completion of his meeting with speaker of the Federation Council (upper house of the Russian parliament) Sergei Mironov.

Tajikistan ranks third or fourth in the world as far as illegal trafficking of drugs is concerned. Our country accounts for over 60% of the narcotics withdrawn from illegal turnover on the territory of the CIS and for over 90% – in Central Asia’s indices, Ubaidulloyev said.

The speaker of the Federation Council supported the idea of forming such a coalition.

In the words of the Tajik parliament’s speaker, raised at the meeting with Sergei Mironov was the issue of illegal labor migrants. It is one of the most painful problems," the Tajik MP admitted.

He spoke in favor of adopting a comprehensive document within the CIS framework which would regulate the rights of labor migrants, and problems related to such migration. About 7 % of the labor resources of Tajikistan have to look for a job beyond the boundaries of their country, but these are the problems facing not Tajikistan alone, the MP pointed out.