YEREVAN. – Armenia may become a model for other countries in terms of the struggle against trafficking in persons, U.S. Ambassador to Armenia Richard Mills said during the meeting of the council on fight against trafficking.
The meeting was chaired by Vice Prime Minister Vache Gabrielyan with the participation of the government officials, representatives of the international and local NGOs.
Leader of the team on fight against trafficking Vahram Kazhoyan presented the work carried out during the first six months of this year.
It was noted that a program to combat trafficking in 2016-18 will be submitted to the council in the near future. Vahram Kazhoyan noted that Armenia is the only regional country that got Tier I status in the State Department report for the third consecutive year. Similar success is also reflected in the annual report of the Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA)