President Donald Trump, joined by his daughter Ivanka Trump, speaks to the Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons annual meeting at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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UPDATED 7:44 PM PT — Thurs. Oct. 11, 2018

President Trump delivers remarks on his administration’s fight to end human trafficking.

The president thanked the various agencies for their efforts to address the issue, while speaking from the White House Thursday.

He discussed the progress since he took office, which includes a record number of human smugglers prosecuted last year.

However, the president added there is still more to be done.

“This is an urgent humanitarian issue,” said the president. My administration is committed to leveraging every resource we have to confront this threat, to support the victims and survivors, and to hold traffickers accountable for their heinous crimes. ”

President Trump went on to say his administration is challenging foreign regimes, which tend to support the illicit human trade.

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