Vietnam and Italy have agreed to increase delegation exchanges and the sharing of experience to further strengthen bilateral labour cooperation, especially in sustainable job generation and migrant labour management.

The two sides reached the consensus at a June 13 working session between a visiting delegation of the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs and its Italian counterpart in Rome.

They also agreed to prioritise their labour cooperation in the coming time and pledged to work more closely with each other at international forums such as the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) and the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

Vietnam always wishes to learn from other nations’ experience in creating sustainable jobs and managing migrant workers, Minister Pham Thi Hai Chuyen said.

The Italian side, led by Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Policies Franca Biondelli, introduced the Vietnamese delegation its Public-Private Partnership vocational training model and policies as well as experience in labour market management.

Chuyen informed the host of the latest developments in the East Sea, stating China’s illegal placement of the oil rig Haiyang Shiyou-981 and its provocative acts in Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone and continental shelf have been seriously affecting Vietnamese fishermen’s regular activities in the country’s waters.-VNA