The Ministry of Labour, represented by the National Committee for Combating Human Trafficking in the State of Qatar, and the Human Rights Commission in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, signed Tuesday a memorandum of understanding for cooperation in the field of combating human trafficking, on the sidelines of the Government Forum to Combat Trafficking in Persons, held in Doha.
The agreement was signed on behalf of the Ministry of Labour and the National Committee to Combat Human Trafficking, HE the Minister of Labour Dr. Ali bin Samikh Al Marri, and on behalf of the Human Rights Commission in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Chairman of the Commission and Chair of the Committee to Combat Crimes of Trafficking in Persons Dr. Hala bint Mazyad Al Tuwaijri.
The signing of the memorandum of understanding is part of a broader initiative to strengthen collaborative efforts in combating human trafficking crimes, enhancing activities and programs, and developing the national capacities of both parties. This aims to achieve the highest standards in combating human trafficking crimes and ensuring compliance with regional and international laws, regulations, and treaties.
According to the memorandum of understanding, the two parties will collaborate in exchanging the most effective legislative, judicial, procedural, and administrative experiences and practices in the field of combating and preventing human trafficking crimes. Additionally, they will focus on enhancing the capabilities of professionals in various fields related to combating human trafficking crimes.
Under this agreement, the parties will exchange experiences and information related to sheltering victims of human trafficking crimes, mechanisms to protect and assist victims and their voluntary return to their countries, in addition to mechanisms for receiving complaints and communications in the field of combating human trafficking crimes, organizing and holding conferences, work sessions, seminars, and specialized training courses.
The two parties agreed to exchange publications, media materials, scientific research, and information related to scientific conferences and seminars in the field of combating crimes of trafficking in persons, and holding bilateral meetings of experts to tackled the same issues.