Laos, Vietnam join forces to combat human trafficking

November 5, 2010

Delegation meeting between Vietnam People’s Army and Lao People’s Army

(KPL) The ministries of Public Security of Laos and Vietnam will join efforts in combating against human trafficking and protecting the victims of this social evil under a bilateral agreement signed in Hanoi on 3 November, according to the Voice of Vietnam News on 4 November.

The agreement stipulates cooperation in preventing human trafficking, detecting and fighting this crime, and increasing combat capacity in the field.

The two countries’ police forces will join hands to fight the crime of human trafficking on the basis of mutual respect for national independence, sovereignty, and equality for the sake of both Vietnam and Laos.

The bilateral cooperation also aims to rescue the victims, which requires close coordination between the functional agencies of Vietnam and Laos, said Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Public Security General Le The Tiem.

Under the agreement, he said, the two sides would make an effort to complete their countries’ related laws and launch education and vocational programmes, and awareness campaigns.

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