NEW DELHI: In an effort to stop human trafficking, India has decided to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Myanmar very soon.
The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday has given approval for the MoU between India and Myanmar on bilateral cooperation for Prevention of Trafficking in Persons; Rescue, Recovery, Repatriation and Re-integration of victims of Trafficking.
The MoU aims to strengthen the bonds of friendship between the two countries and to increase bilateral cooperation on the issues of prevention, rescue, recovery and repatriation related to human trafficking.
It will also strengthen cooperation to prevent all forms of human trafficking and to protect and assist the victims of trafficking, besides ensuring speedy investigation and prosecution of traffickers and organized crime syndicates in either country.
It also aims to strengthen immigration and border controls cooperation and implementation of strategies with relevant ministries and organizations to prevent trafficking in persons.
The MoU will also work on setting up ‘Working Groups’ and ‘Task Forces’ to prevent human trafficking
“It will also help in developing and sharing database on traffickers and victims of trafficking in a safe and confidential manner and exchange information through designated focal points of India and Myanmar,” an official said.