(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) Kuwait Friday welcomed the UN General Assembly's decision to hold a special session in 2016 regarding the problem of drugs in the world
Kuwait is committed to the UN Charter, the international law and the universal declaration of human rights as well as all international narcotics' treaties, Kuwait's Ambassador to Austria and permanent representative to the UN organizations in Vienna, Sadeq Marafi, said
He was addressing the 57th High-Level Segment of the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND)
Marafi said Kuwait was very keen on fostering cooperation at the regional and international level to fighting drugs, citing the Ministry of Health's decision to add Tramadol to the list of banned drugs in 2011
Kuwait, he added, was also keen on complying with the international agreements and cooperate with the UN bodies to fighting drugs
Mafari said Kuwait's public and private sectors were exerting efforts to addressing addiction and treating addicts to be "active and productive people in the society." Kuwait is proud to be clear of plantation of drugs, he said, however the problem was in the smuggling of narcotics
Marafi said the parliament in Kuwait approved a number of legislations and laws that would contribute to the fight against drugs through a full-fledged strategy. He added Kuwait did not register any drug-related case against any person below 18 years old in 2013
"The world is fighting a battle against an enemy who does not recognize big countries no matter how powerful they are ... This enemy leaves behind huge losses in people and money," he said.