Qatar seals MoU with Netherlands to boost cooperation in labor fields

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Officials during the signing ceremony.

The government of Qatar and the government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in order to boost bilateral cooperation in labor fields.

The MoU was signed by Minister of Labor HE Dr. Ali bin Smaikh Al Marri on behalf of Qatar’s government, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Mr. Wopke Hoekstra on behalf of the government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and the Head of the International Labor Organization (ILO) Office in Doha Mr. Max Tunon.

The MoU aims to facilitate the exchange of information, delegations, and experts, as well as strengthen the technical cooperation between competent governmental and semi-governmental institutions within the framework of exchanging expertise and best international practices in the labor field.

According to the statement, “The MoU intends to enhance the cooperation strategy implemented by Qatar with various governments and international organizations, the Ministry of Labor and the government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in cooperation with the ILO in labor fields, especially in dispute resolution methods, social dialogue, and wage protection.”

According to the MoU, both sides will exchange study visits, organize seminars via video conferences, share information and best practices regarding dispute resolution, social dialogue, and wage protection, as well as boost cooperation between the three sides in a manner that contributes to the continuation of developing the labor environment in both countries.

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