The 40th Meeting of ASOD was hosted by National Authority for Combating Drugs of Cambodia in Siem Reap, Cambodia from 27-30 August 2019, and attended by representatives from all ASEAN Member States and the ASEAN Secretariat.
The meeting was opened by H.E. Gen. Ke Kim Yan, Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the National Authority for Combating Drugs, NACD. Separately, the ASEAN Drug Monitoring Report 2018 was also launched during the opening ceremony.
The Meeting highlighted the importance of upholding the principles of ASEAN unity and centrality, and expressed desires of the ASEAN Member States to closely work and receive the continuous and active cooperation from Dialogue Partners and External Parties in fighting the scourge of illicit drugs toward the vision of a Drug-Free ASEAN.