The Coordinator of the Agency for Prevention and Fight Against Trafficking in Persons (APLTP) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Cecile Rebeca Meta Kasanda lauded Moroccan experience in the fight against human trafficking. “Morocco is a model in this field, and we are here to learn from the Moroccan experience closely,” Meta Kasanda said during her talks with Speaker of the House of Representatives Habib El Malki. This meeting was an opportunity for Meta Kasanda, who is currently on a working visit, to highlight her country’s important steps towards the fight against human trafficking, citing the development of a national strategy and APLTP efforts to raise awareness in this field, a statement from the House of Representatives said. She also welcomed the distinguished relations between the two countries, adding that “Morocco has always supported the people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in difficult times.” She also expressed gratitude for the Kingdom’s support in the health sector, especially the aids provided by Morocco to fight the Ebola virus and COVID-19, in addition to its contribution to the peacekeeping and security missions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, under the auspices of the United Nations. For his part, the Speaker of the House of Representatives highlighted the strength and solidity of relations between the two countries, reiterating the commitment of HM King Mohammed VI to congratulate the President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Felix Tshisekedi, following his election in 2019. He also stressed that the participation in the peacekeeping operations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo stems from Morocco’s adherence to its African roots, its historical relations with the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and its deep belief that peace and stability are essential pillars for sustainable development. El Malki noted that human trafficking and migration are closely linked. The House of Representatives is considering the organization of a parliamentary meeting on migration that will tackle all the questions related to this issue, he added. He also stressed that cooperation between the two legislative institutions would witness new momentum after the health conditions related to COVID-19 improve.
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