08 February 2018

UAE and Thailand sign MoU on combating human trafficking


The MoU was signed by Ahmed Al Jarman, Assistant Minister for Human Rights and International Law at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Vice-Chairman of the National Committee to Combat Human Trafficking, and Anantaporn Kanjanarat, Minister of Social Development and Human Security of Thailand.

Under the agreement, the two sides will exchange information and experiences in their efforts to fight human trafficking, as well as establish a joint team to develop various programmes and action plans to combat the crime.

The signing ceremony was attended by Saif Abdullah Mohammed Al Shamsi, UAE Ambassador to Thailand, and a number of senior officials.

The signing of this MOU came after several meetings between the two parties, with the participation of Ewaa shelters for victims of human trafficking. Ewaa shelters presented the experience of the UAE in ??providing shelter to the victims and its rehabilitation programs. Also, a Thai delegation visited Ewaa shelter in 2014 and was briefed on the shelter?s role in providing humanitarian care and services to the victims. In the same year, the Embassy of Thailand organized a charity dinner in cooperation with Ewaa shelters called “One Night in Phuket”.