15 February 2010

UAE delegation participates in anti human trafficking symposium in Sweden

The forum was organised by the Swedish institute in cooperation with the Suzan Mubarak movement for peace in Stockholm. Several Arab governmental institutions, corporations and organisations took part in the event.

Nakhira said in a statement that UAE participation in such scientific forums and gatherings is significant as the country benefits from experiences and knowledge of advanced countries’ efforts to curb human trafficking. He added that the forum discussed topics on victims of the human trafficking and ways to protect and repatriate them. He added that the event discussed other important issues, among others, gender issues.

He also praised the Swedish’s anti human trafficking policies and programmes, being deemed as a developed country in this field, indicating that and UAE is looking forward to achieving further progress through making use of other countries expertise in this field.

The delegation included representatives from the Ministry of Interior and the UAE National Committee to Combat Human Trafficking and shelter centres. It visited Sweden institutes of anti human trafficking and was briefed on the experiences of these foundations in this area.

On its part, the UAE delegation highlighted the country’s experience in fighting human trafficking menace and the general strategies, problems and obstacles. – Emirates News Agency, WAM