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Vietnam, US strengthen labour cooperation

TQO - Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Nguyen Thi Ha hosted a reception for US Trade Representative Katherine Tai in Hanoi on February 14.

Deputy Minister Nguyen Thi Ha (L) and US Trade Representative Katherine Tai take souvenir photos. (Photo: Molisa)

Deputy Minister Nguyen Thi Ha highly appreciated Katherine Tai's working trip to Vietnam, especially in the context that countries are actively participating in and preparing for further negotiations on the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF).

Affirming the policy of strengthening comprehensive cooperation between Vietnam and the US in the fields of labour and society, Deputy Minister Nguyen Thi Ha said that recent cooperation activities between the US and Vietnam have made an important contribution to the process of Vietnam amending and perfecting the legal system, especially in the revision of the Labour Code 2019. Vietnam also ratified seven out of eight fundamental conventions of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), most recently the NA ratified Convention 105 on Abolition of Forced Labour.

US Trade Representative Katherine Tai, emphasised that, through cooperative activities, the US always wishes to promote the implementation of the employee-centred policy as a core issue in order to create better conditions for workers.

Katherine Tai assessed that Vietnam has recently made many changes in the Labour Code in line with international labour standards, which is an important basis for the two sides to strengthen cooperation in the coming time.

Within the framework of the exchange, Deputy Minister Nguyen Thi Ha suggested that the United States further promote cooperation in technology and experience in the fields of labour, employment, vocational education.

Deputy Minister Nguyen Thi Ha also suggested that the US Government strengthen its support in the humanitarian and social fields, including job creation in the transition to a zero-emissions economy, green jobs, and enhanced resilience to climate change.


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