Round Table A: Afghanistan

Shared Responsibility is again emphasised, illicit drugs are not a problem limited to one individual country. They agree that there is cultivation in Afghanistan, but the problem is multi-dimensional. There are many aspects, including demand, which is high within in the region with 9 million addicts in the region consuming drugs produced in Afghanistan. However Afghanistan is fighting against drug trafficking and this year there have been 65% more poppy fields eradicated than 2007. However they have to consider that demand as one of the strongest factors driving cultivation in Afghanistan

They state that there should be respect for the “blood we donate in the fight”.

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