Some heads of military diplomatic missions accredited in Moscow arrived in Dushanbe on Tuesday, at the invitation of the drug control agency under the president of Tajikistan and of the command of the frontier group of Russia's Federal Border Service (FPS) in the republic. They are mainly representatives of European Union countries that contribute to a UN programme to combat narcotics, Colonel Nikolai Plotnikov, a spokesman for Russia's Federal Border Service, told journalists. The aim of their visit is to see the situation on the Tajik-Afghan border and how Russian border guards and their Tajik colleagues are doing their duty. "What worries us is the illicit trafficking in narcotics," said Brigadier General Albert Moinard, a defence attache from the French embassy in Moscow. "We will try our best together to plug the narcotic routes from Afghanistan to Tajikistan, Russia and European Union countries," he noted.
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