01/12/2017 14:39 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Vietnam, Saudi Arabia step up labour cooperation

Vietnam and Saudi Arabia have agreed to establish a channel to receive information and settle disputes between Vietnamese labourers and employers in the Middle Eastern country.

The information was heard at a recent meeting in Saudi Arabia between Vietnam’s Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs and Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Labour and Social Development.

The channel will monitor Vietnamese businesses and Saudi Arabian labour brokerage firms to improve worker quality, provide necessary knowledge for workers before going overseas while ensuring legal rights and benefits for labourers in Saudi Arabia.

Under a cooperation agreement sealed between the two countries in 2000, Vietnam has sent nearly 20,000 workers to Saudi Arabia. They work in various sectors like construction, engineering, transportation, restaurants, hotels, and domestic workers.

Notably, there are 7,000 Vietnamese working as domestic workers in the country.
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