Russian President Vladimir Putin approved a bilateral labour cooperation agreement on November 2 to ensure more effective management for migrant workers both in Russia and Vietnam.

The inter-governmental agreement on temporary labour migration, signed by the two governments in Moscow on October 27, 2008, has been ratified by the Russian Duma (Lower House) and Federation Council (the Upper House of Parliament).

It aims at managing immigrated labours to suit the socio-economic development of each country, while establishing an international legal framework to regulate the temporary employment of Russian citizens on Vietnamese territory and Vietnamese workers in Russia .

The document specifies procedures and regulations on labour immigration, social issues, healthcare services, tax, immigration and travelling by citizens of the two countries.

The paper also underlined the migrant workers’ legal status, ensuring their rights and freedom, legal protection and private safety as foreign citizens in line with the host country’s law.-VNA