At the meeting of the Anti-Narcotics Working Group held between Colombia and the United States, the guidelines of the new National Drug Policy 2023-2033 were presented: ‘Sowing life, we banish drug trafficking’, which seeks to solve it that problem from many parts in an objective way and with actions that are consistent with our reality.
“The results of the traditional forms of combat and combating drug trafficking have not provided so far a comprehensive answer that our society demands and that institutions in general expect. We do not intend to be with drug trafficking, but to attack the stages of production and marketing where the profits are concentrated and thus be able to eliminate them,” said the Vice Minister of Multilateral Affairs, Elizabeth Taylor Jay.
For his part, the Deputy Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, Adam Cohen, assured that this space will allow “maximizing discussions to develop a holistic and collaborative approach to address progressive challenges in strength.”
He also recalled that in the meeting between President Biden and Gustavo Petro it was emphasized that the friendship between Colombia and the United States has a long history and is important not only to promote security and prosperity for both countries but for the whole world. .hemisphere.
The work agenda continues with panels on National Drug Policy, interdiction, Rural Security, Voluntary Eradication Strategy and Rural Economic Transition and Transformation.
The vice ministers for Defense and National Security Policies, Alberto Lara Lozada, and Justice and Law, Camilo Umaña Hernández, among others, will participate in these spaces, together with the deputy director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, Adam. Cohen. , the Undersecretary of State for Anti-Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, Todd Robinson and the Chargé d’Affaires of the US Embassy, Francisco Palmier.