Anna Lo stated: “I am glad to see that Queens University is hosting a conference on human trafficking. The spotlight must be placed on this most horrific of practices.
“This week we saw the sentencing of a man for the murder of a young Chinese woman, Qu Mei Na, in North Belfast almost three years ago. This tragic story highlights the horrific nature of human trafficking.
“This devastating phenomenon must be examined and addressed to stop this practice and to stop the exploitation and abuse of the people who are forced into this extremely dangerous area.
“I am glad that the conference at Queens has attracted many high profile experts in this field from around the world, because we need as much help as possible to combat this problem.