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Nepal, UAE to discuss new labour agreement

UAE, January 30

A mission from the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security of Nepal is discussing the draft of a new memorandum of understanding it wants to sign with the United Arab Emirates government in order to facilitate the labour migration of Nepali workers to the Gulf country.

Earlier this week, the team had discussed the issue with the Oman government as well.

Nepal’s Embassy in Abu Dhabi says the delegation will hold a meeting with officials of the UAE Ministry of Human Resources this afternoon.

The team led by Joint Secretary Ram Prasad Ghimire will clearly present its ideas about facilities and safety to be provided to the workers. It has been learned that Nepal will demand that the UAE government ensure no Nepali worker spends their money to join the job.

If talks at the bureaucracy level forge an agreement, a ministerial meeting will he held to finalise the draft MoU, according to Nepal’s acting ambassador to the UAE, Sagar Prasad Phunyal.

Nepal had signed a labour MoU with the Abu Dhabi government in 2007. Now, both the countries want to replace it with a new agreement.

Around 250,000 Nepalis are working in the Gulf country.


Published on January 30th, Wednesday, 2019 11:58 AM


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