Portuguese speaking countries meet in Cape Verde on drug trafficking

15:27, February 17, 2010      

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The secret services of the eight- member Portuguese Speaking Countries Community (CPLP) met in Cape Verde to discuss the impact of drug trafficking on the institutional stability of the transit countries, a statement from the government said on Tuesday.

The forum held on Feb. 8-10 in the Atlantic Ocean island country brought together senior secret service officials from Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Portugal, Sao Tome and Principe and East Timor.

According to the statement, the participants discussed the current situation and the new methods being developed by drug traffickers.

The annual CPLP forum approved a plan of action through 2011 and designated Cape Verde's director general of the service to take over the rotating presidency until February 2011.

Source: Xinhua
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