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PM issues plan on implementation of MOU on cooperation for prevention of human trafficking

April, 10 2019
MPS - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has recently issued a plan to implement the Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in the prevention and control of human trafficking signed by the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

The Prime Minister also assign the Ministry of Public Security to lead other agencies and ministries. It is also responsible for advising the Prime Minister and the Government’s Steering Committee on Crime Prevention and Fight to establish a working group responsible for implementing the MOU. The Ministry should also craft action plans to make favorable conditions for competent agencies of the two countries to implement the MOU effectively.

The Ministry should focus on grasping the situation in key areas and investigating organizations and individuals suspected of human trafficking or illegal migration to the UK. The unit should also strengthen immigration management in order to promptly detect and prevent human trafficking to the UK.

The Ministry of Public Security is also assigned to receive and verify trafficked victims as well as protect them and their children and relatives in accordance with the MOU and domestic laws of each country.

The Ministry of Public Security should coordinate with international organizations in exchanging information, establishing hotlines and determining partners for cooperation in verification, investigation, arrest, transfer and handling of human trafficking criminals as well as providing support and assistance for trafficked victims of one country in the other.

The Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Information and Communications, the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, with their functions and authority, should perform the assigned tasks on preventing and combating human trafficking as well as supporting trafficked victims.

by Tran Nghiep