On the afternoon of June 08th, 2020, a the Ministry’s Head office, Minister of Labour – Invalids and Social Affairs Dao Ngoc Dung had a cordial meeting with Mr. Pier Giorgio Aliberti, Ambassador – Head of the Delegation of the European Union (EU) to Vietnam on the occasion Vietnam’s National Assembly has just voted to ratify the EU – Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), EU – Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement (EVIPA) and ratify the Convention No. 105 of International Labour Organization (ILO) on Abolition of Forced Labour.
At the meeting, Mr. Giorgio Aliberti highly appreciated the meaningful and important milestone of Vietnam’s NA passed the two Agreements for the benefit of people and businesses of both EU and Vietnam. The Ambassador also highly appreciated Vietnam’s NA adopted a resolution on June 8 ratifying Vietnam’s membership of the Convention on the Abolition of Forced Labour, known as Convention 105. He said that this Convention has reaffirmed the consistent direction of international integration of Vietnam. The Ambassador said that ratifying the Convention No.105 in this working session, next to the ratifying of the Convention No.98 on the Right to Organize and Collective Bargaining in the working session in June, 2019 of Vietnam’s NA has showed the uninterrupted and persistent effort of Vietnam towards ratifying the basic convention of ILO – one of the important commitment in EVFTA.
Minister Dao Ngoc Dung and Ambassador Giorgio Aliberti agreed that MOLISA and the Delegation of EU would enhance the cooperation in the field of labour, employment, human resource development, especially, the high quality human resource to meet the requirement of both Vietnam’s businesses as well as the foreign business investing to Vietnam, including many businesses from EU. This is one of the important factors to improve the efficiency of commerce and investment under EVFTA and EVIPA.