TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran and Turkmenistan signed an agreement on mutual cooperation in combating drug-trafficking.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by First Deputy Head of Iran's Drug Campaign Headquarters Taha Taheri and Turkmenistan's State Organization for Drug Campaign Aman Qarayev in a ceremony in Ashgabat also attended by Iran's Interior Minister Mostafa Mohammad Najjar and Turkmen Foreign Minister Rasit Meredow.
The agreement includes 14 articles on Iran-Turkmenistan mutual cooperation at regional and international levels in area of campaign against trafficking of narcotics and hallucinogens.
Exchange of operational and research data and information and training of drug combat squads are also among other areas of cooperation touched in the MoU.
The Iranian interior minister arrived in Turkmenistan on Wednesday to take part in a meeting on Muslim-World Refugees.
Foreign ministers from the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) convened in Ashgabat on May 10-11 to discuss the growing refugee problems affecting the member states. Representatives of more than 500 countries and international organizations participated in the meeting.
The conference, titled 'Refugees in the Muslim World' and co-organized by the United Nations refugee agency UNHCR, focused on the Middle East.