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Minister Dao Ngoc Dung receives Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam

25/03/2019

On March 25, 2019, at the Headquarters of the Ministry, Minister Dao Ngoc Dung had a cordial meeting with Mr. Umeda Kunio - Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam. The content of the meeting towards the preparation of signing the Memorandum of Understanding on specific skill labour (skilled skill workers after the examination will be raised by the Japan residing visa from 03 years to 05 year) between Vietnam and Japan. Attending the meeting were leadership representatives from Department of Overseas labour and Department of International Cooperation.

Thanks to the warm welcome of Minister Dao Ngoc Dung, Ambassador Umeda Kunio shared information related to one of the Japanese policies on the program of receiving foreign workers as a residing of Specific skill workers. He said that Japan has developed a Memorandum of Understanding on Specific skill labour with 9 countries including Vietnam. Currently, the two sides have negotiated 3 times on the Memorandum of Understanding, in which Japan has always determined that Vietnam is one of the most important partners. Therefore, Ambassador Umeda Kunio hopes Minister Dao Ngoc Dung will continue to pay attention and direct this program.

At the meeting, Minister Dao Ngoc Dung thanked the Ambassador for his concern over the past time in the field of labour and employment, and also sharing information to closely coordinate with the Ministry of Labour – Invalids and Social Affairs. The Minister supports the policies of the Japanese Government on specific labour. The Minister said that through the exchange talks, the basic content has reached consensus. The draft of the Memorandum of Understanding on basic labour skills has been agreed. Especially in relation to the specific labour issues and the stay of international students studying in Japan transferred to specific labour, the Minister said that the most important thing is to create a unified management between the two countries and how to get employees to enjoy the benefits in the best way. At present, the Ministry's leadership has assigned the Ministry's functional agencies to continue to complete the Memorandum of Understanding and proceed to sign it as soon as possible.
The Minister also emphasized unanimously on the Ambassador's idea of ​​closing in on very fundamental principle issues that respect the laws of the two countries. At the same time, the Vietnamese side determined that sending workers abroad to work must comply with the Law on Vietnamese Labourers working abroad under contracts. Besides, Vietnam will also conduct inspections and check units dispatching workers to work abroad, and will notify the Japanese units of the violations.
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