|Vietnamese Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Đào Ngọc Dung (right) and Cambodian Minister of Labour and Vocational Training Ith Samheng signed the joint statement of the conference. —VNA/VNS Photo Minh Quyết|
HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam and Cambodia are set to boost cooperation in labour and vocational training, according to a conference held between the two countries' labour ministers on Wednesday.
The conference was part of the Memorandum of Understanding signed in November of last year, covering the period from 2022-2027.
In his opening address, Vietnamese Minister Đào Ngọc Dung highlighted the progress made in collaboration between the two ministries since the previous MoU was signed in 2017.
The two sides have worked together to manage Vietnamese and Cambodian workers in each other's countries, ensuring their rights and interests are protected, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cambodian Minister Ith Samheng expressed his appreciation for the cooperation and stressed the importance of sharing skills between the two countries. He added that regular meetings and visits will be organised to ensure progress and evaluation.
Việt Nam and Cambodia have also supported each other on bilateral and multilateral levels in the labour sector, including joint projects within ASEAN, the Mekong Sub-region, and the CLMVT cooperation framework between Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Việt Nam and Thailand.
The ministers emphasised the significance of implementing the 2022-27 MoU on labour in the current global context, requiring innovative development policies, laws, and directions to adapt to the new situation and contribute to socio-economic stability.
They believed that the agreement on the action plan to implement the MoU would further develop the cooperation relationship between the two ministries in labour and vocational education, bringing practical benefits to the people of both countries.
At the conference, Minister Đào Ngọc Dung and his Cambodian counterpart reviewed a report on the Vietnamese and Cambodian labour forces and the recovery of the labour market, labour migration management, human resources development, vocational training, and solutions to existing issues.
The action plan on the 2022-27 MoU on labour between the two ministries was also approved, along with a joint statement. — VNS