HM King hails national efforts to combat human trafficking

His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa today at the Safriya Palace received Foreign Affairs Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, CEO of Labour Market Regulatory Authority, Chairman of the National Committee to Combat Trafficking in Persons, Ausama bin Abdullah Al Absi, and members of the committee. 

FAHM the King praised the outstanding international achievement made by the Kingdom of Bahrain, as it has become the first Arab State to reach Tier 1 in the US Department of State Trafficking in Persons (TiP) Report. He expressed appreciation of the sincere efforts that contributed to bringing the achievement under constant keenness to maintain values based on respect, equality and justice. 

HM the King paid tribute to the role of the Coordination Committee, led by HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, in laying out initiatives and programmes to address trafficking in persons and to safeguard freedoms and human rights. He also commended the efforts of the Foreign Affairs Ministry, LMRA, National Committee to Combat Trafficking in Persons, as well as other government and civil organisations who earnestly work to accomplish the honourable achievement. 

HM the King congratulated the LMRA’s CEO on the honour he received by the US State Department as the first Arab personality among ten international figures who have made remarkable efforts to combat human trafficking, in addition to his significant initiatives to protect rights of expat labour. 

The Foreign Affairs Minister stressed that the achievement reflects the royal vision of making Bahrain a pioneering country in the field of combating trafficking in persons. He pointed out the close cooperation between the three sides, which has contributed to bringing the national achievement. 

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