Viet Nam, Thailand join hands in human trafficking combat
VGP - Vietnamese Ambassador to Thailand Phan Chi Thanh held a working session with the Thai Minister of Social Development and Human Security Chuti Krairiksh in Bangkok on July 12 to promote bilateral cooperation in human trafficking combat and experience-sharing in social welfare development.
Participants to the meeting include the Chief of Office, leaders of departments from the Thai Ministry of Social Development and Human Security, and officials of the Vietnamese Embassy in Thailand.
Hailing Viet Nam as one of the member states that have actively contributed to ASEAN's cooperation mechanisms, Minister Chuti Krairiksh wished that Viet Nam and Thailand would enhance bilateral coordination and other multilateral mechanisms.
The Thai minister proposed that the Vietnamese Embassy work closely with the Thai Ministry of Social Development and Human Security to launch certain activities of the "Ambassador of Goodwill" project regarding social issues.
In the immediate future, the Ministry plans to send young officials to discuss with the Embassy to promote the connection of young generations and enhance cultural exchanges between the two sides.
The minister suggested the establishment of a support group to address fraud, human trafficking, and illegal immigration issues in preparation for the forthcoming deputy ministerial-level meeting on cooperation in combating human trafficking scheduled to take place in Viet Nam in this September.
For his part, Ambassador Phan Chi Thanh thanked the Government, ministries and police of Thailand for their assistance to Vietnamese victims who were deceived.
The diplomat also agreed with Minister Chuti Krairiksh's proposal regarding the "Ambassador of Goodwill" project to foster exchanges between young generations of both countries.
Notably, the Vietnamese Embassy is ready to work with the Thai ministry's departments and agencies to address cases of fraud and human trafficking in Thailand./.