Vietnam will continue raising public awareness of the fight against human trafficking, a senior official told the 10 th meeting of the Coordinated Mekong Ministerial Initiative against Trafficking (COMMIT) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on April 28.

The country is fine-tuning legal regulations, strengthening the capacity of agencies concerned and spreading sustainable support models for trafficked victims, while increasing multilateral cooperation in the effort, said deputy head of the Ministry of Public Security’s General Department of Crime Prevention and Control, Lieut. Gen Do Kim Tuyen.

He said cooperative efforts within the COMMIT framework are a significant part of Vietnam’s national programme for 2016-2020.

Senior officials from sub-regional Mekong countries, including China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, reviewed the progress of their joint crackdown on human trafficking based on memoranda of understanding and agreements adopted by the COMMIT’s senior officials and inter-ministerial meetings.

They also shared experience in launching effective social models to protect those vulnerable to traffickers.

The meeting is scheduled to focus on orientations to launch the fourth stage of a sub-regional action plan on human trafficking prevention, as well as prepare documents for the third COMMIT inter-ministerial meeting slated for April 30 in Phnom Penh.-VNA