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Dhaka, Washington sign MoC on counternarcotics

Bangladesh and the United States of America have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) for mutual cooperation in the sphere of drug control between the US Drug Enforcement Administration and Bangladesh’s Home Ministry.

US-bdRegional Attach, Michael Brown representing the Drug Enforcement Administration and Additional Secretary (Political) Dr Kamal Uddin Ahmed signed the MoC on behalf of their respective sides here on Tuesday.

This MoC is intended to increase cooperation aimed at combating organised criminal groups with national, regional, and international connections; illicit drug and precursor chemical trafficking and the prevention of drug smuggling across international borders, said a US Embassy press release.

US Ambassador in Dhaka Dan W Mozena and Senior Secretary CQK Mustaq Ahmed presided over the signing ceremony, the release added.