Tillerson called the slave trade one of the main problems in the world
WASHINGTON, 27 Jun — RIA Novosti, Dmitry Zlatarev. U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson believes the human trafficking is one of the main problems in the modern world, stated in a report published on Tuesday report of the state Department.
“The slave trade is one of the most tragic problems related to human rights in the modern world. It destroys families, global markets, undermines the rule of law and contributes to the development of international crime. This threatens public safety and national security,” — said Tillerson in a letter accompanying the report.
The report examines the situation on the slave trade in 187 countries from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017.
Given the global nature of the problem, Tillerson stressed the importance of international cooperation for its solution.
He promised that the state Department “will continue to work with governments (of other countries), public agencies, law enforcement organizations, as well as with those who had been in slavery, to provide assistance to people who need it”.