Cambodia and Thailand held August 25-26 discussions on the implementation of standard operating procedures between the two countries in an effort to combat human trafficking.

The procedures will serve as guidelines for closer cooperation.

The meeting, held in Bangkok, was organised by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM).

Participating in the discussion were Chou Bun Eng, permanent vice-chairperson of the National Committee to Counter Trafficking in persons, Rarung Worawat, undersecretary of state of Thailand’s Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development, IOM Cambodia, the International Justice Mission and ASEAN-Australia Counter Trafficking.

“The discussions progressed well, with the intention of protecting the rights and interests of victims. The two sides reached an agreement on the new procedures, with Bun Eng representing the Cambodian side and Rarung Worawat representing the Thai side,” said an NCCT statement.