Colombia and the USA agree on a new anti-drug strategy without glyphosate fumigation

The Anti-Narcotics Working Group, made up of representatives from Colombia and the United States, has agreed on the need to launch a new bilateral anti-drug trafficking strategy that does not currently mention spraying glyphosate on plantations, an amendment, this is in high demand from local organizations and environmentalists.

The details of the new strategy will be concretized in the coming months, although it has been described in detail that it will focus on the municipalities of Tumaco, Cáceres and Sardinata.

Colombia and the USA agree on a new anti-drug strategy without glyphosate fumigation
Colombia and the USA agree on a new anti-drug strategy without glyphosate fumigation

These are three municipalities in three different departments: Tumaco is in Nariño, in the extreme south-east of the country; Cáceres is in Antioquia, north of Medellín, and Sardinata is in Norte de Santander, on the border with Venezuela.

This new approach focuses on three pillars: “Comprehensive supply reduction, comprehensive rural security and development and environmental protection,” said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement.

“This comprehensive approach includes the close coordination of measures to promote greater stability in rural areas, to establish an effective and sustainable presence of the national government, to accelerate comprehensive rural development, to ensure the protection of human rights and to strengthen the rule of law”, added Washington declares.

Both governments reaffirmed the importance of maintaining the arrests and extraditions of key drug traffickers, strengthening the justice system, eradicating rule and strengthening road infrastructure in rural areas, particularly in the territorial development plan (PDET) areas. .

Among the bilateral plans, “the plan’s focus on accountability, transparency and human rights” for the Colombian National Police has been taken into account and preparations have begun for the next high-level dialogue between the United States and Colombia, in which you will discuss the aspects of the Alliance and the new anti-drug strategy in depth.

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