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Bolivia, Ecuador sign accord against drug trafficking

07-11-2012 11:22 BJT

LA PAZ, July 10 (Xinhua) -- Bolivia and Ecuador signed an agreement Tuesday to strengthen their joint efforts against drug trafficking.

"This agreement allows us to enhance cooperation to decisively and efficiently fight this scourge that harms humankind," said Ecuador's Ambassador to La Paz Ricardo Ulcuango after signing the document with Bolivian Interior Minister Carlos Romero.

He also urged other countries to sign similar accords to share the responsibility of drug fighting.

Romero said the agreement will enable the Bolivia and Ecuador to coordinate policies and strategies on combating drug trafficking. The two countries plan to offer special training to anti-narcotics agents and share information to better prepare their drug-fighting forces.

Drug traffickers have access to the latest high-tech equipment and governments should redouble their efforts to keep up with, said the Bolivian minister.

Bolivia, the world's No. 3 cocaine-producing nation, had signed accords with several other countries to curb rampant drug trafficking.

Editor:James |Source: Xinhua

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