Taiwan, Thailand discuss anti-trafficking agreement


CNA

TAIPEI–Taiwan and Thailand have discussed the possibility of signing an agreement to jointly combat human trafficking, the National Immigration Agency (NIA, 移民署) said yesterday at the conclusion of a visit to Thailand by its Director-General Hsieh Li-kung (謝立功).

In a meeting between Hsieh and Thailand’s Immigration Bureau Commissioner Wiboon Bangthamai, it was agreed that their two agencies should move in the direction of such a pact, but no details were discussed, the agency said.

Taiwan signed a memorandum of understanding with Mongolia last August that allows the two countries to hold joint training sessions and share intelligence on trafficking crimes.

A similar agreement with Thailand would provide an institutional basis for mutual legal assistance in the fight against human trafficking, Hsieh said last week.

He was on five-day visit to Thailand to update officials there on Taiwan’s efforts against human trafficking and terrorism.