Migrants' safety is Nepal's priority, Minister tells ILC

KATHMANDU: Minister for Labour and Employment Deepak Bohara said the Nepal government had prioritised safety and security of Nepali migrants working abroad.

Addressing the plenary of the 105th session of International Labour Conference (ILC) in Geneva on Tuesday. Bohara highlighted that provisions for the labour sector in the new Constitution was also representative and inclusive. Therefore, it paved the way for equitable and sustainable development, he argued.

Meanwhile, the Minister also addressed a meeting of Non-aligned Movement Labour Ministers on Tuesday. He called for the need of international, multilateral and bilateral cooperation to fulfill the global goals of productive employment opportunities for all during the meet.

Bohara on Sunday and Monday had held separate bilateral meetings with the counterparts from Portugal and Mauritius, and discussed terms procedures to establish bilateral labour relationships in the future, a statement issued by the Nepal's Permanent Mission in Geneva informed.

The statement also informed that his meeting with the Deputy Minister of International Labour Affairs of Saudi Arabia was fruitful as Saudi Arabia is poised to sign a labour agreement with Nepal and the deal would reap benefits for the Nepali youth.

The Minister is scheduled to address a Asia-Pacific Labour Ministers Meet on Wednesday and will attend the World of Work Summit on Thursday.

The ILC started from May 30 and will conclude on June 10.