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Indian envoy, UAE minister discuss labour issues

Posted on Feb 04 2014 | IANS

Abu Dhabi, Feb 4 : The United Arab Emirates' (UAE) Minister for Labour Saqr bin Ghobash Saeed Ghobash discussed ways to enhance bilateral cooperation regarding the Indian workforce there for mutual benefit with India's ambassador to the UAE, T. P. Seetharam.

In the meeting here Monday, Ghobash informed the Indian ambassador that his ministry was implementing a strategy aimed at stabilising the local labour market and increasing the productivity of the workforce in a way that supports the drive towards a competitive knowledge-based economy in line with the UAE Vision 2021.

The two sides stressed the importance of sharing ideas and expertise on best real practices within the Abu Dhabi Dialogue between the labour-exporting countries and labour-importing countries.

For his part, Seetharam appreciated the labour ministry's policies and initiatives and their positive impact on the labour market. He also asserted India's keenness to further boost cooperation with the UAE on labour issues.

There are around two million expatriate Indians in the UAE, many of them blue collar workers.

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