Saudi ministers agree to adopt human trafficking treaty


The ministers at their weekly meeting agreed to ratify a resolution adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 2000 that includes efforts to tackle trafficking in women and girls, the official SPA news agency said.



The resolution will be presented to King Abdullah for final ratification, SPA added.



Saudi Arabia, a close US ally, remained on a blacklist of countries trafficking in people that was released by Washington on June 13.



Wealthy Middle East nations, such as Bahrain and Kuwait, were added to the blacklist this year and were largely accused of mistreating foreign workers, which they heavily rely on.



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