On 2-3 March, the SCO headquarters in Beijing hosted a meeting of the Expert Working Group on Legal Framework Cooperation within the Meeting of the Heads of the SCO Counternarcotics Agencies.
The working group chaired by Kazakhstan involved representatives of the competent authorities from the SCO member states that work against illegal drug trafficking.
The meeting agenda consisted of issues related to the work of the SCO's counter-narcotics action plan for 2017, primarily efforts to improve the legal and contractual framework in the counter-drug actions of the SCO member states.
The Expert Working Group on Legal Framework Cooperation was established in accordance with the 19 May 2009 decision of the Meeting of the Heads of the SCO Counternarcotics Agencies. The group is responsible for organising joint events, research and information cooperation in counter-narcotics legal action.