They appreciated participating in the UN General Assembly that will address the drug issue in 2016 "with one voice."
Representative said that it is time for Member States to devote attention to this relevant subject to the region and the world.
Secretary General Insulza commended the progress of the work carried out by the Government of Panama for the preparation of the hemispheric Summit.
They agreed that this meeting provides an opportunity for the countries of the Hemisphere to reach a consensus position on the drug problem.
During the meeting, they discussed the General Assembly’s main theme, which is the world drug problem in the Americas.
Both officials discussed the theme of the Special General Assembly being hosted by that country, “Toward a Hemispheric Drug Policy for the Twenty-First Century”."
Secretary General Insulza said that the agreement paves the way for the "consolidation of useful instruments to combat money laundering."
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