First-day session of 24th Meeting of Heads of National Drug
Enforcement Agencies of Asia and the Pacific Region (HONLEA) begins
After the opening ceremony, the first-day session of the 24th Meeting of Heads of National Drug Law Enforcement Agencies of the Asia-Pacific Region (HONLEA) was held at the Hotel Equatorial in Yangon on 14 November, 2000.
It was attended by officials of INTERPOL and UNDCP, delegates from ASEAN, leaders of the delegations from Australia, Azerbaijan, People's Republic of China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Macao Special Administrati ve Region, Fiji, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore,Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam.
Leader of Myanmar delegation Secretary of the Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control Director-General of Myanmar Police Force Police Maj-Gen Soe Win was elected as Meeting Chairman while Leader of Japanese delegation Mr. Yasunori Orita and Leader of delegation of the Philippines Hon Ramon J Liwag were elected as Meeting Vice-Chairmen by those present.
Meeting Chairman Director-General Police Maj-Gen Soe Win made the opening speech.
Adoption of the agenda, current situation on regional and sub-regional cooperation, implementation by State of the region of recommendation adopted by the Twenty-second Meeting of Heads of National Drug Law Enforcement Agencies of Asia and the Pacific region and smuggling of narcotic drugs from the West Asia owing to the reduction of production of heroin in the region were discussed at the meeting.
The first-day session concluded in the afternoon.
In the evening, Chairman of CCDAC Minister for Home Affairs Col. Tin Hlaing hosted dinner to leaders and delegation members who were attending the meeting, at Mya Yeik Nyo Royal Hotel.