On 23 March, Ambassador Liu Zhenmin met with Ambassador William Lacy Swing, Director General of International Organization for Migration (IOM).
Ambassador Liu highlighted the active role played by the IOM, as the specialized intergovernmental organization dealing with migration, in promoting normal exchanges of people from different countries, protecting the legitimate rights of migrants and enhancing the dialogue and cooperation among countries and international organizations in the field of migration. Ambassador Liu also expressed China's readiness for further cooperation with IOM.
The Director General extended his welcome to Ambassador Liu and appreciated China's positive role in combating illegal migration and in the field of exchange and cooperation on management of international migration. Ambassador Swing expressed his satisfaction with the long-term cooperation between IOM and China and his wish for further enhancing the cooperation.
Ambassador Liu and the Director General also exchanged views on specific programs of cooperation on capacity building in the field of migration management.