Addis Ababa January 09/2018 Ethiopia and United Arab Emirates have underscored today the need to fast-track the overseas labor agreement that was discussed over the last two years.
Foreign Minister Workneh Gebeyhu and Nasser Bin Thani Al Hamel, United Arab Emirates (UAE) Minister of Human Resources and Emiritization, stressed the need to fast-track the agreement.
Commending UAE for its unflinching position towards ensuring the dignity and rights of Ethiopian Nationals living in the country, Dr. Workneh described Ethiopians working in UAE as “bridges between the two countries.”
UAE Minister of Human Resources and Emiritization, Nasser Bin Thani Al Hamel on his part reiterated the importance of close collaboration and consultation to further enhance the long-standing ties. He described the ties between the two countries as “important”.
Officials from the Ethiopian Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs along with experts from Ministry of Foreign Affairs will meet their UAE counterparts to discuss the drafts exchanged earlier, according to Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Foreign Minister Workneh noted the signing of the overseas labor agreement will create a viable legal framework for protection and safety of workers.
He called for the conclusion of the ongoing exchange of technical matters and the inking of the agreement.