Australia to sign first-of-its-kind anti-human trafficking deal with Thailand

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Australia is set to sign a deal with Thailand to counter human trafficking as Foreign Minister Penny Wong continues her friendship tour of the Pacific.
Wong is set to meet with Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha today.
She will sign off on Australia’s support of a first-of-its-kind training center that will focus on countering human trafficking.
The deal comes as Wong confirmed Australia sought deeper engagement with south-east Asia.
“Ultimately Australia seeks, and I believe Thailand also seeks, a region that is peaceful and predictable, a region that is governed by rules and norms where all countries and all peoples can cooperate, can trade and thrive,” she said.
Australia also signed an agreement with Thailand for a four-year plan for military and economic cooperation.
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