Emirates News Agency – “Abu Dhabi Dialogue” countries adopt a work agenda to govern the transfer of Asian labor to the Gulf labor markets

Emirates News Agency – “Abu Dhabi Dialogue” countries adopt a work agenda to govern the transfer of Asian labor to the Gulf labor markets
Emirates News Agency – “Abu Dhabi Dialogue” countries adopt a work agenda to govern the transfer of Asian labor to the Gulf labor markets

UAE hands over presidency position to Pakistan

DUBAI, 28th October / WAM / The sixth consultative ministerial meeting of the countries of the “Abu Dhabi Dialogue” adopted a work agenda for the next two years that includes a number of tracks and initiatives for cooperation among them to govern the movement of temporary contractual workers from the sending countries to the receiving countries… at a time when the UAE handed over the Republic of Islamic Pakistan will preside over the next session of the “Dialogue”.

This came at the conclusion of the meeting, which was held in Dubai during the period from 25 to 28 October, chaired by His Excellency Dr. Abdul Rahman bin Abdulmanan Al Awar, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation, and with the participation of ministers concerned with labor issues, senior officials in 16 member states of the “dialogue” and representatives of international organizations. and regional and private sector institutions.

His Excellency Dr. Abdul Rahman Al Awar affirmed his confidence in the continuation of the active role of the Abu Dhabi Dialogue in developing partnerships between member states during the period of Pakistan’s presidency of the Dialogue, especially in light of the agreed work system, which would establish a new era of cooperation and support joint efforts to deal with challenges. In its various forms, especially those related to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the requirements of the recovery phase from this pandemic, in parallel with the relentless pursuit of enhancing development benefits on the lives of mobile workers for work, as well as the countries sending and receiving them.

For his part, Makhdoom Khusraw Bakhtiar, Minister of Industry and Production in Pakistan, praised the UAE’s management of the previous session of the “Abu Dhabi Dialogue”, which witnessed great challenges imposed by the Covid 19 pandemic, stressing at the same time his country’s commitment to providing all forms of support to the mechanisms of “dialogue” and working to implement the agenda of the next stage in a proper manner. optimum.

The agenda of the “Abu Dhabi Dialogue” for the next two years, which was adopted by the sixth consultative ministerial meeting, includes cooperation between member states in the field of enhancing response to the challenges of the Covid 19 pandemic and investing in technology to enhance mechanisms for settling labor disputes and facilitating the transfer of skills from labor-sending countries to labor-receiving countries in response to changes in the world Employment, as well as integrating a gender perspective into employment policies in a way that supports women’s work and enhances international cooperation in the field of labor and migration and its development implications.

The ministerial meeting praised the efforts made by the Gulf Cooperation Council countries to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on temporary contractual employment, including providing economic and social support, launching health care programs and free vaccination.

It is noteworthy that the Abu Dhabi Dialogue, which was established in 2008, is the first regional forum for dialogue and cooperation between Asian countries that send and receive workers with the aim of identifying best practices for labor mobility between these countries. Its membership includes the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar and Malaysia, as well as Afghanistan, Bangladesh, China, India and Indonesia. Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam.

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