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Friday, December 04, 2009

Vietnam, Cambodia tighten anti-human trafficking ties

PHNOM PENH: Concrete measures to combat human trafficking and provide aid to its victims topped the agenda of a workshop between Vietnam and Cambodia, which was held in Cambodia's capital Phnom Penh on Dec 2 to 3.

According to the Vietnam news agency's report, the move is part of joint efforts to implement a co-operation agreement signed in October, 2005, to repel the trafficking of women and children, as well as provide them with assistance.

The Vietnamese delegation to the workshop was led by Vice Minister of Public Security Le The Tiem, and the Cambodian delegation was led by Secretary of State of the Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation Hav Bunse.

On the sidelines of the workshop, Vietnam and Cambodia also signed another co-operative agreement on confirming and repatriating the victims of human trafficking.

Speaking at the signing ceremony, Secretary of State Hav Bunse praised the workshop's success, regarding it as new evidence of tight bilateral cooperation and determination to combat against trans-border crimes for the sake of the safety of their peoples. -- Bernama

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