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    The world’s top five emerging economies, BRICS, will participate in the elimination of Afghani drug production together with the Russian Federal Drug Control Service (FSKN), Russia’s anti-narcotics chief Viktor Ivanov told RIA Novosti Saturday.

    MOSCOW, July 19 (RIA Novosti) - The world’s top five emerging economies, BRICS, will participate in the elimination of Afghani drug production together with the Russian Federal Drug Control Service (FSKN), Russia’s anti-narcotics chief Viktor Ivanov told RIA Novosti Saturday.

    "I’m satisfied with the decision taken by the heads of the BRICS countries, to establish a working group ... to fight against drugs. I think this is a milestone event that will allow to utilize the enormous political and economic potential of the BRICS countries," Ivanov said.

    This cooperation can be very productive, and one of its priorities is the elimination of drug production in Afghanistan, as well as in South America. Such actions will help to deal with more than 50 percent of the global financial flows emerging from drug trafficking, according to Ivanov.

    The head of the department also said that in the near future FSKN plans to dispatch liaison agents to South Africa, Brazil and India to increase the efficiency of cooperation and reduce the decision-making time.

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