KATHMANDU, JANUARY 21

Implementation Protocol was signed between Nepal and Israel today for implementation of the agreement related to temporary employment of Nepali workers in the labour market of Israel.

At a programme held at the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security today, Director General of Department of Foreign Employment Kumar Dahal, on behalf of the government of Nepal, and Israeli Ambassador to Nepal Hanan Godar, on behalf of the government of Israel, signed the protocol.

The signing of the protocol has opened employment door for 500 Nepali youths in the Israeli labour market.

The MoLESS said Nepali youths would be employed as caregivers in hospitals, nursing homes and daycare centres. They will get service and facilities as per Israel’s labour-related laws.

Israel is the one of the attractive destinations for overseas employment.

There are around 2,500 Nepalis in Israel, according to the Nepali Embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel. The process of filling online application has been made systematic and transparent as much as possible as the government prepares to send skilled and capable workers to Israel, according to the ministry.

Nepali Ambassador to Israel, Dr Anjan Shakya, and Israeli Foreign Affairs Minister, Gabi Ashkenazi, had signed the labour pact on 30 September 2020.

“With the signing of the protocol, new dimension has been added in Nepal-Israel bilateral relations,” Minister of Labour, Employment and Social Security Gauri Shankar Chaudhary said.

He expressed belief that diplomatic as well as labour ties between the two countries would be cordial in the days to come. He also urged the Israeli government to provide employment opportunities to Nepali youths not only as caregivers but also in other sectors.

Similarly, Dahal said the department would maintain transparency in the process of filling online applications for implementation of the protocol.

Likewise, Nepali Ambassador to Israel Dr Shakya said she had been actively involved in opening the Israeli labour market to Nepalis since she reached Israel as the Nepali envoy, adding, “It has become successful today.”