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22 مارس 2018 2:36 م
UK Helps Egypt in anti-trafficking
The British Embassy in Cairo, in cooperation with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), launched a four-day-training programme for Egyptian police officers on identifying and investigating trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants.
The launch of the workshop was attended by Deputy Representative of the UNODC Regional Office for the Middle East and North Africa, Mr. Julien Garsany, the North Africa Migration Adviser at the British Embassy in Cairo, Mr. Joseph Whittle and representatives from the Egyptian Ministry of Interior.
British Ambassador John Casson said: “With over EGP 11 million, the UK is proud to support the Egyptian government’s efforts to put an end to illegal migration. With our joint effort, we hope to reinforce the belief that Egyptians do not need to risk their lives leaving Egypt to build the future they deserve. That’s why we will remain Egypt’s number one economic partner with new investment in job-creation sectors and a 50m fund to support Egyptian entrepreneurs. And that’s why we are aiming to be Egypt’s number one education partner too.”
The UK-funded training is one of a series that aims to train police officers representing all Egypt’s governorates. The course will provide technical assistance to police officers to enhance the identification and investigation of human trafficking and migrants smuggling cases. The project aims to build the capacity of criminal justice authorities in Egypt, to effectively prevent, investigate, prosecute and adjudicate cases of human smuggling and trafficking.