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7 Nov 2017

Belarus, China to boost cooperation in social, labor affairs

MINSK, 8 November (BelTA) – Belarus and China will develop cooperation in social and labor affairs, BelTA learned from the website of the Belarusian Labor and Social Security Ministry.

A delegation of the ministry led by Labor and Social Security Minister Irina Kostevich recently paid a visit to China. The visit became another step towards expanding direct and close interaction with the Chinese Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security.

The Belarusians visited Beijing and Tianjin to hold working meetings and consultations with China’s Minister of Human Resources and Social Security Yin Weimin and his deputy Qiu Xiaoping. They also attended a meeting with top officials of the All-China Federation of Trade Unions, the Tianjin Municipal Human Resources and Social Security Bureau, the Tianjin Labor Inspection Department, and the Tianjin Human Resources Development Center.

As a result of the meetings and consultations, the sides exchanged up-to-date information and positive track record in labor affairs, social partnership, discussed the work of the State Labor Inspectorate, and other social and labor-related matters. The Belarusian delegation and China’s Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security agreed to continue close interaction in employment, labor market forecasting, and social partnership.

A memorandum of mutual understanding was signed between Belarus’ Labor and Social Security Ministry and China’s Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security in Beijing on 29 September 2016. In accordance with the memorandum, a Chinese delegation headed by Qiu Xiaoping visited Minsk in April 2017 to expand interdepartmental cooperation and discuss prospects for cooperation. During the visit, the sides signed a plan of action for 2017-2018 to implement the memorandum. According to the document, the two ministries shall exchange working visits to establish close business contacts, exchange experience in the most essential labor-related matters, and define the tone and avenues of further cooperation.


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