Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) Kirsten D. Madison will travel to Canberra and Melbourne, Australia, June 10-14, to discuss coordinated efforts to combat transnational threats in the Indo-Pacific region, particularly synthetic drugs.  She will meet with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Department of Home Affairs, Federal Police, Border Force, Criminal Intelligence Commission, Department of Health, and other government and private sector organizations.

Australia is a steadfast U.S. partner in combating shared narcotics threats, and is one of the 130 UN member states that joined the Global Call to Action on the World Drug Problem launched by President Trump.  As part of the Administration’s engagement in the Indo-Pacific region, the United States supports the region’s fight against transnational crime, including the illicit trade in synthetic drugs, and looks forward to furthering this partnership.

For further information, please contact and follow the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs on Twitter @StateINL and Facebook at

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