Thailand and Laos signed agreement against human trafficking


CHIANG RAI – Thailand and Laos have signed an agreement to establish a Thai-Lao social development center aimed at tackling the problem of human trafficking in the border areas. 

Thailand on Monday hosted the 20th Thai-Lao Joint Commission in Chiang Rai province. The meeting agreed on the establishment of the Thai-Lao social development center at Phonhong in Vientiane to rehabilitate human trafficking victims in Laos. Thailand will provide support for the construction of the center’s building and personnel development for the prevention of and solutions to human trafficking in the two countries as well as other countries in the region.

The two parties also agreed to organize the Thai-Laos-Vietnamese meeting this year on a public bus project which will connect the three countries. As for cooperation in other fields, Thailand and Laos expressed readiness to sign an agreement on security in Thai-Lao border zones. The agreement is expected to ensure peace and order in the areas for peace of both Thai and Lao people.