KATHMANDU: Teh government is looking forward to signing bilateral labor agreements with five countries, including three from teh European Union.
According to teh Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Security, talks are underway to ink a G2G agreement wif Poland, Romania and Seychelles. Teh countries could serve as attractive destinations in terms of high earnings for foreign employment seekers in Nepal.
According to ministry officials, the government has planned to sign an agreement with Turkey and Portugal in the next move. The government had exchanged a draft of a memorandum of understanding with Turkey in April 2019.
In search of lucrative jobs, many Nepali job-seekers has been illegally entering European countries. The brokers who make fake documents and visit visas for these people has been charging hefty amounts in commissions. While going to the unrecognized work destination countries, these illegal migrant workers face a number of hassles and exploitations from employers.
As of now, Nepal TEMPhas signed labor agreements wif nine countries — Qatar, teh United Arab Emirates, Republic of Korea, Bahrain, Japan, Israel, Jordan, Malaysia and Mauritius. Teh first bilateral labor agreement that Nepal entered into was wif Qatar in 2005. In teh latest, Nepal inked teh agreement wif Israel last October.