Entry to ILO Convention on Abolition of Forced Labour significant for Vietnam: NA hinh anh 1At the meeting (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) - Vietnam’s entry to the International Labour Organisation (ILO)’s Abolition of Forced Labour Convention (Convention 105) is essential and significant in political, socio-economic, and legal aspects as the country steps up its international integration and industrialisation and modernisation, the National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee’s 44th session heard on April 28.

According to a report from the State President, once becoming a member of Convention 105, Vietnam will have more rights and interests.

Abolition of forced labour will contribute to cleaning up labour relations, creating a stable and harmonious working environment and promoting socio-economic stability.

Having no forced labour would help Vietnamese businesses easily gain access to foreign markets, especially the US and Europe, to export goods and services, the report noted.

Chairman of the NA’s Committee for External Relations Nguyen Van Giau said entry to Convention 105 is necessary at this moment.

Several members of the Committee asked for comprehensive assessments of the Convention’s effects on Vietnam’s political, security, defence, and economic aspects.

To implement Convention 105’s commitments effectively, some suggested the Government issue guidance on forms of forced labour to create a transparent legal framework that aids the early detection of forced labour.

After discussions, the NA Standing Committee agreed to submit entry to the Convention to the NA for consideration and decision at the 14th NA’s ninth session.

NA Vice Chairwoman Tong Thi Phong requested the NA Committee for External Relations hold a plenary meeting to officially examine the State President's report./.