Tehran: Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan on Wednesday agreed on measures to enhance drug information and intelligence exchange amongst the three countries here.

Held under the auspices of the Triangular Initiative, the meeting was brokered by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), which acts as facilitator and coordinator of this regional effort by providing secretariat support, mobilising financial resources and delivering technical assistance.

"The Triangular Initiative is an essential component of any strategy aiming to successfully tackle drug trafficking in the region and beyond," said Antonino De Leo, UNODC Representative in Iran on the sidelines of the meeting.

The officials, who met on Tuesday, also agreed to increase the number of joint operations and strengthen communication and cooperation at strategic border locations in order to fight drug trafficking, a press release issued by the UN Information Center (UNIC) said.

The implementation of these measures will be reviewed by ministers of the three countries at a meeting scheduled to be held in Kabul in November 2011.

Agencies