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Afghanistan’s response to INCB statement

Afghanistan thanked the INCB for its report, and expressed its desire to share achievements made in the fight against drugs.

There are now 18 ‘poppy free provinces’ in Afghanistan, an increase from 13 in 2007. Seizures are up from last year. High level of poppy cultivation still exists in the south, due to the difficulty in enforcing the law there.

There are more than 1 million people using drugs in Afghanistan, and it is increasing the number of treatment centres as a result.

Afghanistan expressed willingness to work with its neighbours on border control.

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