Gov’t issues plan to implement VN-UK MoU on anti-human trafficking cooperation
15:04 | 06/04/2019
VGP – The PM has issued a plan on the implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the Governments of Viet Nam and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland on anti-human trafficking cooperation.

The plan specifies concrete tasks and responsibilities of relevant ministries, agencies and localities in realizing the MoU.

Accordingly, the Ministry of Public Security is responsible for assisting the Government chief in establishing a inter-agency working group to implement the MoU, and designing and organizing the implementation of cooperation contents between competent agencies of the two countries.

The Ministry shall take prime responsibility and coordinate with the UK side and international organizations in information exchange.

The Ministry of Information and Communications is required to provide telecommunications and internet services and disseminate messages and information on prevention of human trafficking.

The Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs is assigned to return victims of human trafficking from the UK to Viet Nam and put forwards mechanisms and policies to support the victims.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs directs diplomatic missions in the UK and other nations to effectively protect citizens, especially victims of human trafficking and supports domestic functional agencies to join hand with the British side to investigate and crack down human trafficking cases.

Earlier in November 2018, Vietnamese Minister of Public Security To Lam and UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid signed a MoU on anti-human trafficking cooperation on the occasion of the former’s working visit to the UK.

By Thuy Dung

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