The drug problem in Golden Triangle has triggered cooperation. Two particular cooperation mechanisms in that region are a six-country initiative and another 11-country partnership. In the past 16 years, these states have had positive experiences in inter-regional cooperation.
There has been a decline in drugs from the Golden Triangle however the problem remains and thee region has seen the emergence of new types of drugs. Noteworthy phenomenon include activities of African organised crime groups operating in the region, and the seizures of more cocaine from South America as well as heroin from Afghanistan and, in recent years, chemicals from South Asia. These problems require inter-regional cooperation and support from the international community.