Myanmar to participate in confab on human trafficking


Myanmar will take part in a regional conference in Cambodia on cooperation in fighting against human trafficking scheduled for late this month, official sources said on Sunday.trafficking
Senior officials of the 10th Coordinated Mekong Ministerial Initiative against Trafficking (COMMIT) will meet in Phnom Penh on April 28-29 on achievement of the COMMIT process, while an inter- ministerial meeting will follow on April 30 on future tasks.
The six Greater Mekong Sub-region countries — Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam are expected to issue a new joint declaration of COMMIT to explore cooperation with other regional organizations like the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.
The first COMMIT senior officials meeting was held in Bangkok 2004 and Myanmar hosted the first inter-ministerial meeting in October that year.
Myanmar has been stepping up effort to crack down on human trafficking since the beginning of 2015, having arrested 44 traffickers in connection with 29 cases of its kind during the first three months of the year.
Official figures also show that the number of human trafficking cases from 2006 to 2014 reached 1,123 in the country with most victims coming from northeastern Shan state.

Source: Xinhua

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