Australian Ambassador to Tehran Visits National Center for Addiction Studies
Ms. Lyndall Sachs, a senior Australian State Department diplomat and the current Australian ambassador to Iran, along with her deputy were the guests of the National Center for Addiction Studies on July 21, 2020. The meeting was attended by Alexander Fedolov, Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Tehran, and Dr. Gelareh Mostashari, UNODC Senior Advisor, along with Dr. Amir Abbas Lotfi, spokesman for the Counter-Narcotics headquarters.
At the meeting, Dr. Afarin Rahimi-Movaghar, President of the National Center for Addiction Studies and several professors working at the center briefly mentioned the activities and achievements of the National Center for Addiction Studies. Ms. Sachs stressed the importance of prevention and treatment of addiction and the importance of international cooperation between research and academic institutions in this subject.
The participants agreed and emphasized that, given the global economic conditions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, governments should support education and research to prevent and resolve social problems. At the end of the meeting, while appreciating the National Center for Addiction Studies for hosting the meeting, the ambassador and other guests praised the Center's scientific achievements and called for efforts to establish links between Australian and Iranian research and academic centers in the field of addiction.
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