Qatar Labor Ministry inks MoU with Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Qatar’s Ministry of Labour has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation in the expatriate labour field with the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, represented by the Swiss Agency for Co-operation and Development (SDC).

As per the statement, the memorandum intends to enhance cooperation between the Ministry of Labor and the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs in the labor fields through exchanging expertise, experiences, and consultations on implementation and development mechanisms.

Under the MoU, the two parties will exchange information, experiences, and best practices in the field of expatriate workers at the local, national, regional, and global levels, in addition to exchanging information on strategies, policies, and regulations, as well as projects implemented in accordance with the policies, applicable laws, and internal procedures of both parties.

After signing the MoU, the two sides reviewed aspects of joint cooperation in the employment field and ways to support and develop them.

The signing of the MoU comes within the framework of the cooperation strategy between the State of Qatar and Switzerland in the field of employment and the enhancement of the legal framework for improved migrant worker protection.

“It also represents the culmination of Qatar’s efforts to expand and modernize the labor sector over the past few years, which includes numerous key pieces of employment law,” as per the statement.

According to the MoU, the cooperation focuses on various areas, including labor administration, the labor market, enforcement of labor laws, and women’s participation in the workforce.

SDC is affiliated with the Federal Department of Foreign in Switzerland and intends to coordinate Switzerland’s efforts in development, activities, and cooperation fields at the international level.

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