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Promoting labour cooperation between Vietnam and ROK

04/05/2022

Recently, at the Head office of the Ministry of Labour – Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA), Deputy Minister Nguyen Ba Hoan had a cordial meeting with Mr. Park Noh Wan the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Vietnam. The two sides focused on the issues relating to promoting labour market between the two countries. Attending the meeting were Leadership representatives from relating units under the Ministry.

At the meeting, Mr. Park Noh Wan said that the cooperation relationship on labour, employment between Vietnam and ROK has been dynamically developed recently. However, the complicated movement of the pandemic has caused great obstacles, affecting the cooperation relationship between the two countries in the field of labour and employment. Therefore, the Ambassador hoped that in the coming time, when the pandemic has been controlled, the two sides will continue to promote the interest in the promotion of the labour and employment relationship between Vietnam and Korea.

Towards the new normal after the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ambassador wished that the two countries would implement activities to dispatch seasonal workers to work in Korea; Signing the Agreement on social insurance between Vietnam and Korea;…
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At the meeting, Deputy Minister Nguyen Ba Hoan thanked the Ambassador for coming to the Ministry of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs to discuss the problems and difficulties.
Deputy Minister Nguyen Ba Hoan highly appreciated the proposals of the Korean side on promoting the plans that the two sides are cooperating in the field of labour and employment and hoped that in the near future, the cooperation between Vietnam and Korea in the field of labour and employment will be promoted and effectively implemented. The Deputy Minister also directed relevant units to do carefully in dispatching Vietnamese workers to work in Korea.
On the issue of the Agreement on social insurance between Vietnam and the Republic of Korea, Deputy Minister Nguyen Ba Hoan said that he received the plan from the Korean side, and the Vietnamese Ministry of Labour – Invalids and Social Affairs had sent it to the relevant agencies to consult on this plan, based on the opinions of stakeholders, the Ministry of Labour -Invalids and Social Affairs will soon give comments and send it back to the Korean side as soon as possible.
According to Deputy Minister Nguyen Ba Hoan, the Ministry of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs has submitted the plan on dispatching seasonal workers to Korea to the Government and the plan has been approved by the Government. On April 27, 2022, the Government issued Resolution No. 59/NQ-CP on agreeing to pilot the implementation of seasonal workers in Korea in the form of cooperation between localities of the two countries. This will be an opportunity for Vietnamese workers to access advanced and modern agricultural techniques in Korea.
 
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