1. The Fourth ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Drug Matters (4th AMMD) was held on 29 October 2015 in Langkawi, Malaysia. The Honourable Dato’ Seri Dr. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Home Affairs, Malaysia officiated and chaired the 4th AMMD. The Meeting was attended by ASEAN Ministers responsible for drug matters, the Deputy Secretary-General for ASEAN Political-Security Community Department, Heads of Anti-drugs Agencies and their respective delegations.

2. The Ministers recognised the achievements and progress made in the fight against drugs, through the first three AMMDs. The Ministers commended the ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting on Drug Matters (ASOD) and its five working groups for their efforts towards achieving the common regional aspiration of a Drug-Free ASEAN.

3. The Ministers also welcomed the institutionalisation of AMMD at the 26th ASEAN Summit on 27 April 2015. The institutionalisation of AMMD will ensure high-level political commitment to the fight against drugs and provide strategic guidance to the work of ASOD.

4. The Ministers expressed grave concern about the escalating threat of the production, trafficking and abuse of illicit drugs in the region. The Ministers therefore re-affirmed their strong commitment and readiness to enhance regional cooperation and to continue their relentless work in mitigating the scourge of illicit drugs.

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