Belarusian government bodies and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) at the U.S. Department of Justice signed four memoranda of cooperation at a ceremony at the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on May 21.
From the Belarusian side the memoranda were signed by Deputy Chairman of the State Border Committee Igor Pechen, Deputy Chairman of the State Customs Committee Aleksandr Bogdevich, First Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs – Chief of Criminal Police Ivan Podgurskiy and First Deputy Chairman of the Investigative Committee Alexey Volkov. From the American side the documents were signed by DEA Regional Director William Warren, Jr.
William Warren Jr. stated at the ceremony that: “The United States looks forward to continuing cooperation in combating drug trafficking with Belarusian colleagues. I look forward to building effective relations in this area.”