UAE initiatives on trafficking highlighted
Dubai, October 16, 2008
The efforts and initiatives launched by the UAE in combating human trafficking were highlighted at a conference in Kabul recenlty.
The UAE delegation to the the regional conference on Combating Human Trafficking emphasized the need for regional cooperation to curb human trafficking.
Dr Saeed Al Ghufli, executive director at the Ministry of State for the FNC affairs, led the UAE delegation.
The participation of the UAE delegation comes in line with the efforts of the UAE to partner in regional and international efforts to curb the practice of human trafficking.
Dr Anwar Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and chair of the UAE National Committee to Combat Human Trafficking, said: "The UAE’s participation in this strategic event reflects our commitment to fight trans-national human trafficking by linking it with international initiatives. The UAE is committed to enhance its participation in such regional and international events to further activate the international efforts aimed at combating this criminal activity that has affected many societies in the world."
Dr Al Ghufli said the topics discussed during the event will further strengthen the next stage in the UAE’s efforts.
He praised the efforts of delegates from participating countries, which highlighted their commitment to combat this crime. “Periodical follow-up on the recommendations that were raised by the participants will be made to enhance international efforts,” he explained.
The achievements of the National Committee to Combat Human Trafficking and the steps taken to minimise the negative impact of this crime on UAE society was also explained at the conference.
Delegates at the conference commended the determination of the UAE to fight this crime through the National Committee, which has unveiled an integrated plan to strengthen awareness and build ties with international organizations and other countries to curb this threat, said a statement. -TradeArabia News Service