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Vietnam – Cambodia sign MOU on labour Cooperation


 In the framework of the official visit of the Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh to Cambodia Kingdom, at Peace Palace, Phnom Penh capital, Cambodia Kingdom, Vietnam’s Minister of Labour – Invalids and Social Affairs Dao Ngoc Dung and Cambodia‘s Minister of Labour and Vocational Training, Ith Samheng signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Labour Cooperation. This MOU is one of eleven documents between the two countries signed under the witness of Vietnam’s Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and Cambodia’s Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen.

The MOU on Labour Cooperation between the two countries is based on respect for the principle of equality and mutual benefit; MOU established and promoted the special relationship between the two sides and promoted the cooperation for the country’s benefit in enhancing the economic development of the two countries.

The MOU also shared the common aspirations of promoting the policies and practical situation on harmonious labour, improving capacities and abilities of the two countries in improving the working conditions, skills of the human resources, promoting social security, managing effectively the migrant labours for work and human trafficking prevention and combat.
Accordingly, the two sides agreed to encouraging technical cooperation between the two countries in the field of labour under the functions, duties, and authorities of each other.
Including: Exchange of systems, research, expertise and information on various fields such as (but not limited to) comparative research on labour, employment and vocational training as well as management labour, such as: collective bargaining, law enforcement and compliance, labour inspection, labour dispute resolution, social insurance, labour protection, occupational safety and health, managing foreign workers, and exchanging information on improving labour productivity ...
In addition, the two sides encouraged the exchange of delegations of officials and experts; manage migration for work between countries; exchange information to prevent illegal recruitment and hiring of workers as well as to prevent and combat labour exploitation and human trafficking; and other cooperative activities jointly decided by the two sides.
Vietnam’s Ministry of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs and the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training will also cooperate on the field of skills development, sharing knowledge and techniques to improve human resource skills and increasing labour productivity.