US-Kazakhstani Anti-Trafficking Protocol Signed
On September 7, Richard E. Hoagland,
U.S. Ambassador to Kazakhstan, signed a protocol to the Memorandum of
Understanding on Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement between the
United States and the Republic of Kazakhstan with Kazakhstani Minister
of Internal Affairs, Serik Baimagambetov. According to this
supplementary protocol, the eighth signed since 2002, the U.S.
Government will allocate $425,000 for further collaboration with
Kazakhstan to fight illegal trafficking of narcotics, reduce demand for
drugs, counter human trafficking, and tighten border security.