Vietnam , Laos and Cambodia have agreed to increase their cooperation in fighting drug during a meeting in the Lao capital of Vientiane from Nov. 15-16.

T he 11 th Trilateral/Bilateral Ministerial Meeting on Drugs Control Cooperation reviewed the drug situation in each country and the implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in the fight against drug signed by the three countries at the 10 th Meeting in Cambodia .

Participants discussed measures to further strengthen information exchange and cooperation in controlling drugs in the joint border areas of the three countries.

The meeting highlighted the significance of supports from countries and international organisations in raising public awareness of harmful effects of drugs.

It also called upon the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNOCD) to provide financial and technical support through projects to foster drugs control in the border areas./.