Kuwait eager to clamp down on human trafficking, says envoy
(MENAFN- Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) KUWAIT, Dec 12 (KUNA) -- Kuwait maintains close rapport with international organizations involved in the fight against human trafficking, a Kuwaiti diplomat said on Tuesday.
Kuwait's assistant foreign minister of development affairs Ambassador Nasser Al-Sabeeh was addressing a seminar over the country's efforts to keep human trafficking at bay, where he spoke of the foreign ministry's plan to bring his country's well-chronicled contributions to humanitarian causes into the limelight.
He recalled that Kuwait had actively participated in the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly last September, where a UN plan to rid the world of human trafficking was promulgated, underlining the gravity of the scourge.
The Kuwaiti envoy went on to explain how human trafficking has morphed into a global dilemma with destructive effects on the social and economic fronts, citing effective legislations his country has passed in efforts to crack down on this nefarious practice.
On a related note, Al-Sabeeh said that he was ecstatic that Kuwait has been granted "observer status" in the International Organization for Migration, which is a testament to the country's diligent efforts to eradicate social ills.
Meanwhile, Amy Mahoney, the head of the IOM's Counter-trafficking and Protection unit in New York, heaped praise on Kuwait for its commitment to crush human trafficking. (end) fn.nam
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