Title: Sudan to participate in an international conference on combating human trafficking
Author: SudaneseOnline News
Date: 11-19-2014, 01:59 PM
Khartoum-SudaneseOnline-Sudan’s Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen. Ismat Abdul-Rahman Zainal-Abidin, has confirmed Sudan’s keenness to participated in the International Conference against human trafficking to be held in Rome later this month, pointing out that Sudan one of the countries that has clear effort concerning combat the phenomenon, where the country is considered crossing point to many States.
He indicated after his meeting with the representative of the European Union to Sudan Mr. Thomas Welleshni on Tuesday that the international community understands the great role played by the Sudan in this regard.
The EU diplomat briefed Sudanese minister on preparations for the International Conference against human trafficking to be held later this month in Rome.
In last October, Khartoum hosted a meeting aimed at combating human trafficking organized by the African Union (AU) in collaboration with the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) and the Sudanese government.
The meeting was attended by ministerial delegations from 15 countries and a large delegation from the European Union, with the US government also represented by its deputy chargé d’affaires in Khartoum.
The Sudanese parliament endorsed a bill last December on combating human trafficking and called for carrying out deterrent penalties including capital punishment and life imprisonment against those involved in those crimes.