Source: Russian Federation Ministry of Internal Affairs in English
A solemn graduation ceremony was held at the All-Russian Advanced Training Institute of the MIA of Russia for a group of officers from the anti-drug structures of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the countries of Central Asia as part of the Russia-Japan-UNODC project implementation.
The solemn event was attended by: Acting Chief of the 13th Administration for the Training Organization of the Department of Civil Service and Personnel of the MIA of Russia, Colonel of Internal Service Irina Malysheva, Advisor of the Japanese Embassy in Russia Vataru Ishikawa, Project Coordinator for the UNODC Europe, Western and Central Asia Hideki Hosaka, Deputy Chief of the Institute (for Training) Colonel of Police Ilya Bondar, Deputy Chief of the Institute (for Organization of Service) Colonel of Police Yevgeny Belov, Assistant to the Chief of the Institute for International Cooperation Lieutenant-Colonel of Police Irina Domashevskaya, Chief of the Anti-Drug Chair Colonel of Police Vyacheslav Dikarev, the faculty of the Institute, course officers.
The official graduation ceremony was opened by Deputy Chief of the institute, police colonel Ilya Bondar, who greeted the foreign students and congratulated them on the graduation, wishing them new victories in the service and career growth.
Acting Chief of the 13th Administration for the Training Organization of the Department of Civil Service and Personnel of the MIA of Russia, Colonel of Internal Service Irina Malysheva, in her speech noted that the rapid growth of drug addiction caused enormous harm, which was expressed not only in health care costs and the growth of crime, but also in loss of human lives. But it is impossible to fight alone against drug crimes in all their manifestations; a collective political field and joint efforts in this area are required. Therefore, the implementation of joint anti-drug projects continues to be relevant. She also wished the graduates good health and success in their future service.
Advisor of the Japanese Embassy in Russia, Vataru Ishikawa, and Project Coordinator of the UNODC Europe, Western and Central Asia Section, Hideki Khosaka, congratulated the listeners on completing the training and expressed hope for further cooperation and capacity building in the training of staff of anti-drug units on the basis of the All-Russian Advanced Training Institute of the Russian MIA.
Chief of the Anti-Drug Chair, Colonel of Police Vyacheslav Dikarev, summarized the results of the educational program in which the listeners have successfully passed the final certification.
Representatives of the group of listeners expressed their gratitude to the management of the Institute and the faculty for the quality of the educational process, professionalism, skill and invaluable experience gained.
During the training period, the listeners received in-depth theoretical and practical training aimed at strengthening the capacity of law enforcement agencies in Afghanistan and the countries of Central Asia that are combating the drug trafficking. The project remains an example of shared responsibility in tackling the problems of drug trafficking and organized crime.
At the end of the graduation ceremony, the listeners were presented with certificates.