One of the biggest and most publicized issues in Australian immigration, is the ongoing battle with people-smugglers arranging illegal means for foreigners to gain entry to another country. Several days ago this issue became one step closer to gaining a resolve with the support of the Cambodian government.
Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter Dutton met with H.E General Sok Phal, the Director General of the Department of Immigration for Cambodia. The meeting took place in Canberra and resulted in a successful reaffirmation of the signing from both parties of a Memorandum of Understanding in reference to people smuggling.
The meeting was to discuss both countries ongoing commitment to combating the ongoing problem of people arriving illegally by boat to Australian shores. The issues were both to do with the safety of the people making the dangerous voyage and the logistics of the Australian government having to process and accommodate the influx.
“Our meetings yesterday have reinforced our nations’ commitment to successfully resettle refugees from Nauru and tackle people smuggling and other global immigration matters.” Mr Dutton commented.