Vietnam and Switzerland discuss cooperation in job security

Wednesday, 2021-10-27 09:54:28
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Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Le Van Thanh attends an online dialogue (Photo: Molisa).
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NDO - The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) and Switzerland's Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research (EAER) held an online dialogue on labour and experience sharing to promote job security between Vietnam and Switzerland on October 26.

At the dialogue, MoLISA Deputy Minister Le Van Thanh said that diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Switzerland have made significant progress in all fields over the past 50 years. Cooperation in labour, employment and social security has also received special attention since the two ministries established cooperative ties in 2011.

MoLISA wants to continue promoting bilateral collaboration in employment through existing effective cooperation mechanisms, while looking for further cooperation opportunities in the future, Deputy Minister Thanh added.

Ambassador Valérie Berset Bircher from the EAER said that in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, employment-related issues have become a common concern between the two ministries in particular and between Vietnam and Switzerland in general.

The dialogue offered an opportunity for the two ministries to discuss issues related to the labour market, job generation and maintenance, as well as effective models and solutions to restore the labour market towards ensuring employment and social security for employees after COVID-19.

Delegates shared information about unemployment insurance policies in response to COVID-19.

In the coming time, Vietnam and Switzerland will cooperate more closely in labour and employment through traditional projects such as SCORE and BETTER WORK, and especially policy cooperation with the project on labour productivity ecosystem towards decent work for the 2022-2024 period.

Within the framework of the dialogue, the two sides discussed future cooperation orientations with a focus on partnership in the fields of labour and employment, along with meetings held on the side lines of the Annual Meeting of the International Labour Organisation.

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