The United Arab Emirates on Wednesday (Dec. 14) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Republic of Armenia in order to regulate the recruitment of Armenians in the country.
“UAE seeks to strengthen its relations with countries around the world, and these relations are based on respect and mutual understanding. The UAE safeguards the rights of workers from all over the world to work in the UAE based on the human values that govern its foreign and national policies,” the agencies had quoted.
The MoU prescribes the entry, residency, and employment of Armenians in the UAE in accordance with the country’s legislation. Cooperation in managing the contractual work cycle, including the use of technology, exchange of information and studies in the field of employment, and strengthening legislation and provisions related to combating human trafficking are also included in the MoU.
It also aims at regulating recruitment agencies to implement fair and transparent practices.
The MoU further ensures compliance with the provisions and rules of law by all parties concerned with the recruitment and employment of Armenians in the UAE.
Cooperation in other technical or human resources development aspects is agreed upon by the two parties as well, excluding the implementation of joint programs and activities, including awareness programs before departure and after the arrival of Armenian workers.
The MoU is an extension of the friendly relations between the two countries and the desire to consolidate their bilateral ties by enhancing cooperation in manpower and improving the management of the contractual work cycle for Armenian workers in the UAE.
The MoU has been signed by Dr. Abdulrahman Al Awar, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation, and Dr. Narek Mkrtchyan, Minister of Labour and Social Affairs of the Republic of Armenia.
-With inputs from agencies-