Statement on Discussions Between U.S. and Cambodia on Trafficking in Persons

A story today in Fresh News misrepresented what was said at a meeting of Cambodian and American officials to discuss Cambodian law enforcement efforts to combat trafficking in persons.

Assessments of Cambodia’s efforts to combat human trafficking are grounded in fact. The trafficking in persons situation in Cambodia was most recently documented in the State Department’s annual report for 2020:

Human trafficking affects people in every country on earth, and the United States is working with Cambodia to prosecute traffickers, protect victims, and prevent human trafficking crimes.