The Belgiun representative endorsed the European Presidency’s statement and recognised drug abuse as a public health issue requiring that appropriate services are made available. They recognised the problem caused by internet drug sales and the powerlessness governments have over this. They referred to their commitment to counter Fentinel diversion. They recognised that the numbers of young people using cannabis are still too high and highlighted the investment of the Belgiun government in action campaigns with young people on this issue.
They continue to encourage INCB to produce information systems on psychotropic substances and precursor chemicals which enable data sharing and facilitate monitoring and evaluation.