Nepal proposes updating MoU on Labour Issue with Bahrain

KATHMANDU: Nepal proposed to update the existing memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Labour Issue 2008 and form the Joint Technical Committee with Bahrain.

Ambassador of Nepal to the Kingdom of Bahrain, Padam Sundas, made this proposal in a meeting with Jameel Bin Mohamed Ali Hamaidan, the Minister for Labour and Social Development of the Kingdom of Bahrain when the former paid a courtesy call on the Bahrain Minister in Manama on December 4.

On the occasion, Bahrain Minister for Labour and Social Development welcomed the Ambassador to his office and highlighted on the policies and practices on labour and social development of the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Minister Hamaidan noted the proposal positively and further underscored the need to revise the MoU in line with new provisions and requirements, the Embassy of Nepal in Manama.

Minister Hamaidan stated that Bahrain tries to be a model in the GCC to fight any kind of discriminations, and to make sure that every person is treated well.

While highlighting on labour mobility and flexi provisions, the Minister informed that Bahrain is committed to safeguard the labour rights.

During the meeting, Ambassador Sundas expressed his gratitude to the Government of Bahrain for cooperation and support extended to Nepalese nationals in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Deputy Head of Mission Khaga Raj Pandeya and Labour Attache Jagadish Chandra Shiwakoti were also present during the meeting.