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Thailand assures U.S. of serious efforts in combating human trafficking

Thai Justice Minister Gen. Phaitun Khumchaya and a U.S. charg? d’affaires have met to discuss many issues including Thailand’s crack down on human trafficking.

Deputy Permanent Secretary for Justice Chanchai Chaiyanukit said U.S. Charg? d’Affaires Patrick Murphy and his entourage on Wednesday met with Thai Justice Minister Gen. Phaitun Khumchaya and the ministry’s executives to discuss cooperation in various fields.

The minister asked the charge d’affaires to support Thailand’s operations to prevent and combat narcotic drugs at the Golden Triangle. He also explained the country’s measures against human trafficking to the U.S. envoy, saying the Thai government was tackling the problem seriously, the deputy permanent secretary said.

The minister told the U.S. envoy that Thailand was amending many laws to in line with international standards and with respect to human rights, Mr. Chanchai added.

The U.S. envoy understood that Thailand was in the transition period and on its road map to a general election, the deputy permanent secretary said.

NNT

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