Azerbaijan has made great strides in fight on trafficking - Ministry official

Sat 30 Jul 2016 07:36 GMT | 11:36 Local Time

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Head of the Main Directorate for Combating Trafficking of the Ministry of Internal Affairs informed reporters on the works carried out in the field.

Azerbaijan has made great strides in the fight against trafficking over past few years, head of the Main Directorate for Combating Trafficking of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Azerbaijan Sharif Asadullayev said, Report informs.

According to him, Azerbaijan is no longer referred to as "source country" of trafficking in the US State Department reports: “In this regard Azerbaijan has an improved legal framework, educational system, a relevant work with international organizations is underway."

Asadullaev also recalled that in 2008-2009, 2009-2014 and 2014-2018 years, were carried out programs of national action against trafficking and within the framework of these programs have been implemented various projects relating to victims of trafficking: "Therefore, in the annual reports of the US State Department, expert group of Greta organization, European Council, authorized structures of the OSCE the fight against trafficking in Azerbaijan was highly appreciated. They pointed out that “Azerbaijan is already not a country that learns, but teaches".
 

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