22 October 2017

The US Consulate views the Dubai HTCCC experiment


Headed by Dr. Sara Scott, Foreign Affairs Officer at the U.S. Department of State, in the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (J/TIP), and Ms. Emmi Tewksbury, Deputy Consul and Economic Affairs Officer at U.S. Consulate General Dubai, the delegation was received by Colonel Abdul Rahman Khalifa Al Shaer, HTCCC Manager at Dubai Police, and Mansour bin Juwaied and Rapporteur of the National Committee to Combat Human Trafficking.

Colonel Abdul Rahman Khalifa Al Shaer welcomed the visitors, highlighting the importance of such meetings that promote communication and coordination, and enhance the level of cooperation towards fulfilling desired objectives. He also introduced to the guest delegation an illustration of HTCCC role, noting that since its foundation in February 2009, the Center has implemented a large number of initiatives that had a tangible impact in dropping the rate of human trafficking crimes at the State level.

Colonel Al Shaer also stressed the importance of coordination and cooperation with local authorities and international organizations in working towards achievement of common goals of reducing the rate of human trafficking crime, being a border-crossing crime.

At the end of the meeting Colonel Al Shaer offered a memorial shield to the visiting delegation.