On May 13th, 2019, in Hanoi, Deputy Minister Doan Mau Diep had a bilateral meeting with Mrs. Madeleine Tuininga, Head of Unit on Trade and Sustainable Development, Directorate-General for Trade of the European Commission on the occasion of the Delegation participating the meeting of Mixed Commitee for cooperation and Partnership Vietnam – EU (CPA). At the same day, Deputy Minister Doan Mau Diep and Mrs. Madeleine Tuininga co-chaired the round-table on the labour issues in Vietnam – EU Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA).
At the meeting, Deputy Minister Doan Mau Diep highly appreciated the cooperation of EU and Vietnam in the field of labour and social affairs for recently, including: Completing law on labour, labour market developing, social security, preventing human trafficking and especially, in process of amending the Labour Code 2012, submitting for the ratification of Convention No.98. “ The working visit of Mrs. Madeleine Tuininga and the Delegation has an important meaning in boosting the process of signing and ratification of EVFTA”, said Deputy Minister Doan Mau Diep.
Mrs. Madeleine Tuininga highly appreciated the bilateral efforts for recently. She said that the process of signing and ratification the EVFTA has been enhanced, especially since the official visit of the Leader of Vietnam to EU’s Countries; the discusses of the Ministerial level and technical level delegations between Vietnam and EU. These event revealed the high effort of both sides in promoting signing and ratifying EVFTA. She believed that EVFTA would be signed and ratified soon.
One of the effort promoting this process is the roundtable on labour issues in EVFTA which held on May 13th. The Roundtable aimed at sharing the detailed information on the efforts in enhancing the process of signing and ratifying EVFTA.