Tehran Calls on Moscow for Exchange of Labor Force
IRAN NEWS ECONOMIC DESK
TEHRAN – Iran’s Minister of Cooperatives, Labor and Social Welfare Mohammad Shariatmadari during a videoconference with Russia’s Minister of Labor and Social Protection Anton Kotyakov called for drawing up the draft for an agreement for exchange of labor force.
According to the reports, in the videoconference, Shariatmadari pointed to Russia’s achievement in making COVID-19 vaccine and its beginning of the public vaccination, and expressed hope as the COVID-19 pandemic has been contained in most part of the world especially in Iran and Russia, talks between both states would lead to the health of people in both states.
He also emphasized implementation of the MoU between both countries which has been signed in 2015 and called for forming the joint committee for joint cooperation between both countries. He also emphasized both countries as soon as possible to prepare and approve a two-year plan of action and exchange of laws in the social field between both sides.
Shariatmadari also called for drawing up the draft for an agreement for exchange of labor force between both states.
He also termed the cooperation between Iran and Russia in political and regional fields are in appropriate level, adding that by creating essential infrastructures in the fields related to the labor and social welfare, both sides are trying to pave more grounds for boosting bilateral economic, social and cultural cooperation.
Shariatmadari also referred to the visit of the head of Iran Social Welfare Organization to Russia and presenting the draft of the agreement for cooperation on social welfare field to his Russian counterpart, and expressed hope the document on cooperation between Iran Social Welfare Organization with its Russian counterpart would be finalized.
He also urged his Russian counterpart to draw up the draft for the agreement on exchange of labor forces as soon as possible.
Meanwhile Kotyakov, for his part, expressed his satisfaction over the videoconference and talk with Shariatmadari, and emphasized expansion of ties between Russia and Iran is very important for Moscow and currently there are more co-ordinations and harmony between both states.
He added that there are also good harmony and coordination between both states in the global and international developments.
He also touched upon the MoU which was signed between both ministries in 2015, saying that the MoU is concentrated on social issues, social welfare and labor.
Kotyakov stipulated that issues like exchange of labor force, developing labor relation and migration of labor force have been of the major issues which have been stipulated in the MoU.
He also expressed readiness for holding the joint committee between the two ministries online; adding that a delegation by Russia’s labor ministry was to travel to Tehran in 2019 which was postponed to the spring of 2020 and it was finally canceled due to the outbreak of the coronavirus.
He added that there is a bill on migration of labor force in Russia’s parliament, adding that it would be better to discuss the exchange of labor force after the fate of the bill is sealed in the parliament. He appreciated Shariatmadari for inviting him to visit Tehran, saying that as soon as the coronavirus related restrictions are removed, he would definitely visit Tehran. He also invited Shariatmadari for paying a visit to Moscow.