PM holding discussion on labor migration issues, role of diplomatic missions with Nepali envoys

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal is holding a comprehensive discussion with the Nepali Ambassadors in the destination countries to make foreign employment orderly, dignified and safe.

The ambassadors and heads of delegations of the destination countries have arrived in Kathmandu for discussions to be held on Monday and Tuesday at the Office of the Prime Minister and the Council of Ministers at Singha Durbar.

According to the Prime Minister’s Office, the discussion to be chaired by Prime Minister Dahal will focus on labor migration issues and the role of diplomatic missions. The meeting will deal with the problems faced by the workers going for foreign employment from the time they get the work permit to the workplace, find ways to solve them and turn the conclusions into decisions.

The Ministry of Labor and Employment and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will also participate in the discussion. The meeting will identify necessary legal and structural reforms required for a safe labor destination.

This is the first-of-its-kind meeting being held in Nepal at the initiative of the Prime Minister.

A working group consisting of secretaries of relevant ministries was formed under the leadership of the chief secretary to collect the necessary data from the Nepali embassies in the destination countries and ways to solve the problems seen in the foreign employment sector.

 

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