At a conference co-hosted by the Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs in conjunction with the International Organisation for Migration in Da Lat City on September 27, Vu Viet Anh, Director of the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, underlined the importance of the GCM agreement.
As more and more Vietnamese citizens go abroad and foreigners come to Vietnam to work and live, it is essential for the country to realize international commitments compatible to its laws and conditions to protect the rights of migrants.
“To avoid the consequences relating to human lives or national economies, signatories agreed to design the comprehensive global agreement on migration. From 2016 to 2018, negotiations were held to find a common solution. Since the beginning, Vietnam has greatly contributed its past experience and input for the future in dealing with issues relating to migration,” said Viet Anh.
Participants discussed the prevention and fight against human trafficking, communications measures, GCM targets, the implementation of the agreement at the global level, and the dovetailing of migration and UN Millennium Development goals.